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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-17, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/socialresearch/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 2 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2017.

 

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Belief


core definition

Belief is the acceptance of a proposition as true irrespective of the adequacy or even existence of evidence.


explanatory context

Asserting a belief is the act of making a statement about something that is unproblematic to the propounder although no evidence may be offered in support of it and what evidence is offered is based, tautologically, on the acceptance of the belief.


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