“..upholds the primacy of sense experience and empirical evidence as the basis for knowledge and research. The term was coined by Auguste Comte to emphasize the ..rejection of value judgements ..privileging of observable facts and relationships, and the application of knowledge gained by this approach to the improvement of human society.”
“Positivism defines knowledge solely on observable facts and does not give any credence to non-observable entities such as feelings and values.”
See Javed (2008)
Edith Cowan University acknowledges and respects the Noongar people, who are
the traditional custodians of the land upon which its campuses stand and its programs
In particular ECU pays its respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Noongar people, and embrace their culture, wisdom and knowledge.