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Focuses on paradigms underpinning conceptions of knowledge, social change, research quality, and ethical research practice as they influence the practice of systematic social inquiry. Grounds discussions of paradigms in the students’ specific applied research purposes and goals, and presents an opportunity to reflect on, refine and communicate these perspectives. Enables students to understand major intellectual influences in social sciences with an emphasis on the significance of philosophical pragmatism in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research for social benefit in a complex, global era of exponential change. Co-requisites: SOSC710.