Epistemological and methodological bases of naturalistic inquiry Academic Article uri icon


  • How suitable is the rationalistic paradigm for research focusing on human behavior? Proposing that naturalistic inquiry better serves the social/ behavioral sciences, the authors define the differences between the two paradigms and suggest criteria for ensuring the trustworthiness of naturalistic inquiry. 1982 Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

published proceedings

  • Educational technology research and development

altmetric score

  • 7.58

author list (cited authors)

  • Guba, E. G., & Lincoln, Y. S.

citation count

  • 618

complete list of authors

  • Guba, Egon G||Lincoln, Yvonna S

publication date

  • December 1982