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A person who construes a legal text or document in a specified way: a strict constructionist.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US a person who interprets constitutional law in a certain way, esp strictly


(kənˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst)

a person who construes or interprets, esp. laws or a constitution, in a specified manner: a strict constructionist.
con•struc′tion•ism, n.


a person who puts a particular interpretation on provisions of the U.S. Constitution, especially those provisions dealing with the rights of individuals and states.
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1) The issue of mandatory influenza immunisation for nurses has ignored the intersection of social constructionism and critical realism regarding the concrete, objective presentation of science and nurses' epistemological and ontological realities.
Rather than falling into the epistemological pitfalls of postmodernism or radical social constructionism, Carroll argues that critical realism allows us to distinguish between true and false forms of knowledge.
These manuscripts will represent work across our field's distinct theory, assessment, and practice traditions of person-environment fit, life span development, social cognition, and social constructionism.
When Czarniawska (2003) explained social constructionism, she mentioned some authors (Berger, Luckmann, Latour, Rorty, Moscovici and others) that hold a similar definition of social.
Wales) all address the question of objectivity and subjectivity in social research within the context of social constructionism, which holds that science is a production of the constructive practices of scientists rather than an unproblematic reflection of an external world.
Parker, I (1998b) Social Constructionism, Discourse and Realism.
This approach is differentiated from constructivism and social constructionism, which have been omnipresent in the career development literature in recent years.
Starting with scientific inquiry, I will examine the movement that has come to be known by various names but most often as Social Constructionism (SC).
The epistemological stance of social constructionism (Burr, 2003) guided our approach to designing this research study.
Constructivism in psychology: Person construct psychology, radical constructivism, and social constructionism.
Teaching various postmodern theories--such as social constructionism that all three of the approaches embrace (Berg & De Jong, 1996; Saleebey 2006a; White & Epston, 1990)--provides a new philosophical base of understanding on which students may stand, and thus better grasp these new approaches.
Rethinking professional practice: The contributions of social constructionism and the feminist "ethics of care.