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Pragmatism stresses the practical nature of knowledge, that the meaning of as idea in its observable practical consequences.  

  • includes various orientations sharing principles on action and practice in doing research, defining aims for the research and producing knowledge

Pragmatism is a contrast orientation to rationalism.

Links to more information:

Hookway, Christopher, 2010. Pragmatism. Zalta, Edward N. (ed.). The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2010 Edition).

Pragmatism. New World Encyclopedia.

McDermid, Douglas, 2006. Pragmatism. The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.