Circular Reasoning for the Evolution of Research through a Strategic Construction of Research Methodologies (Published)
This paper highlights the concept of a circular reasoning process that can be a guidance for the continuous evolution of research. In a research process, the inductive and deductive reasoning approach has shortcomings in terms of validity and applicability, respectively. Also, the objective-oriented reasoning approach can have partial limitations of two reasonings. In the circular reasoning process, each reasoning approach is complemented with one another for robust research findings. Through a strategic sequence of research methodologies, the circular reasoning process enables the capitalisation of strengths and compensation of weaknesses of inductive, deductive, and objective-oriented reasoning. Importantly, an extensive cycle of the circular reasoning process would provide a strong foundation for embarking into new research, as well as expanding current research.