Here a bhikkhu abides pervading one quarter with a mind imbued with benevolence, likewise the second, likewise the third, likewise the fourth; so above, below, around, and everywhere, and to all as to himself, he abides pervading the all-encompassing world with a mind imbued with benevolence, abundant, exalted, immeasurable, without hostility, and without ill will. When the deliverance of mind by benevolence is developed in this way, no limiting action remains there, none persists there. Moreover, the directional pervasions can then be applied to each of the unspecific and specific pervasions. Benefits[ edit ] The Pali Canon says that there are a number of benefits from the practicing of metta meditation, including:
Aspects of anthropological methods covered are: The module examines the relationship between theory and method within anthropology. We are concerned with the specific techniques that are used by anthropologists as they conduct their fieldwork.
This module also draws attention to how ethnographic knowledge produced during fieldwork is both relational and contextual. We consider certain historical conjectures and power dynamics that have contributed to the way ethnography is perhaps at times rather paradoxically at once defined as a product and perceived as a process.
To this end, the module explores the epistemological and ethical foundations of anthropological methods in order to encourage you to think about fieldwork as an encounter and ethnography as the relation between anthropological practice and theory.
You should expect to learn about the history of anthropology methods. In doing so, you will be able to raise critical questions concerning the ways in which ethnographic knowledge is produced.
What constitutes as ethnographic evidence? What are the aims of anthropological research?
What does participant-observation mean to anthropologists? Why might ethics matter in anthropology? The lecture each week explores some aspects of these questions, while more detailed and interactive discussions will follow in the seminars.
As part of your seminar and coursework preparation, you are expected to read the required texts and undertake short and manageable ethnographic projects with a partner or in groups.
This practical approach to anthropological methods will give you a hands-on sense for some of the ambiguities of ethnography. You'll be provided with an introduction to modern comparative and evolutionary psychology. The module material addresses profound questions such as: What distinguishes us from other animals?
What is our place in nature? What are the core psychological and behavioural characteristics of human beings? Are humans infinitely behaviourally flexible or are we channelled by inherited tendencies from our primate past?
We will examine comparative theory and research on the nature of intelligence, theory of mind, culture, language, cooperation and aggression.Philosophical Underpinnings Phenomenology is one of many types of qualitative research that examines the lived experience of humans (Byrne, ).
It is the study of structures of consciousness as experienced from the first-person point of . Key West, Florida. Some of the nation’s leading journalists and distinguished scholars gathered in Key West, Fla., in December for the Pew Forum’s biannual Faith Angle Conference on .
Program Purpose: Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in general education. Program Description: Three AGEC certificates are available, AGEC-A (Arts), AGEC-B (Business), and AGEC-S (Science) for those students who wish to complete a “general education package” before transferring to an Arizona university.
Methodology, theory, paradigm, algorithm, and method.
Can pragmatism paradigm be the underpinning philsophy of qualitative research design? Most qualitative research had its origins in philosophical traditions such as phenomenology, pragmatism. an Underpinning Philosophy for Information Systems John Mingers Warwick University research methods 1 INTRODUCTION Historically, most information systems (IS) research and systems development has been underpinned by a positivist philosophy Other approaches based in distinctive philosophical traditions are critical theory (Lyytinen and. If our concept of ideology remains the classic one in which the illusion is located in knowledge, then today's society must appear post-ideological: the prevailing ideology is that of cynicism; people no longer believe in ideological truth; they do not take ideological propositions seriously.
The methodology is the general research strategy that outlines the way in which research is to be undertaken and, among other things, identifies the methods to be used in it.
These methods, described in the methodology, define the means or modes of data collection or, sometimes, how a specific result is to be calculated. The Philosophical Underpinnings of Educational Research Lindsay Mack inform their choice of research questions, methodology, methods and intentions (p.
57). Therefore, how one views the constructs The Philosophical Underpinnings of . The philosophical underpinning of pragmatism allows and guides mixed methods researchers to use a variety of approaches to answer research questions that cannot be addressed using a singular method.