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COELLO VALDES, Elena; BLANCO BALBEITO, Nubia  and  REYES ORAMA, Yailin. The quantitative and qualitative paradigms in the knowledge of the medical sciences with an epistemological-philosophical approach. Rev EDUMECENTRO [online]. 2012, vol.4, n.2, pp.137-146. ISSN 2077-2874.

The social studies of sciences developed during the XXs century have shown the social nature of the scientific practice, as well as a compromising attitude towards values, which are priorities and proper interests of the structure and the social agents. One of the principal tasks of a scientist is to make a very good selection of the project method, in such a way that the empiric facts become an adequate source of epistemic foundation of the new knowledge of the research work. The public health branch forms its own human resources, either as technicians or professionals, who carry out research works in different areas such as: Research works in the health systems and services, clinical and epidemiological research works, etc, which have their own characteristics. The objective of this work is to characterize the quantitative and qualitative paradigms in the medical sciences according to the epistemological-philosophical approach.

Keywords : paradigms; knowledge; medical sciences.

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