In research paradigm's post-positivism can I prove (verify) the hypothesis instead of falsifying it?
Guba, E.G. and Lincoln, Y.S., 1994. Competing paradigms in qualitative research. Handbook of qualitative research, 2(163-194), p.105. says, that in the methodology
positivism's experimental/manipulative methodology that focuses on verification of hypotheses; postpositivism' s modified experimental/ manipulative methodology invested in critical multiplism focusing on falsification of hypotheses;
But, can I just prove (verify) the hypothesis instead of falsifying it? I don't want to fully be on pure objectivism and don't want to be in pure subjectivism so I'm considering the nature of knowledge to be in post-positivism ..
Mainly, I want to gather data and do both qualitative and quantitative analysis and then triangulate the data to come up with a conclusion and prove (verify) the hypothesis. If I do that does it comes under positivism instead of post-positivism?