philosophical stance trouble


I'm currently rewriting a section on my philosophical stance but i'm quite confused in general as all books differ.......can anyone reccomend an online site or article on this subject?

My stance is positivism and deductive approach but it seems positivism is listed under inductive approaches in many it set in stone or ok if justifiable?



I've said it before on this forum and I'll say it again... try Crotty, M. (1998) The Foundations of Social Research. Australia: Allen & Unwin

Can't recommend this book enough for clarifying philosophical stances. As regards deduction/induction, my understanding is that positivism is generally associated with a deductive approach. I think the general rule in academia is that if you can justify it and strongly argue, you can say pretty much anything you like! I would run it past your supervisor though.