Philosophical Wagers

Ontology and methodology are two concepts that stand at the basis of understanding research. As defined, ontology is the belief about the nature of reality. It is a philosophical study that allows researchers to understand the logic of reality and being. Ontology can be used in social research to understand why and how beings and individuals exist (and […]

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Research Portfolio Post #3: Philosophical Wagers

Ontology and methodology provide foundation for scholarly inquiry. Without them, any research we undertake would fall apart, incapable to withstand the tests of validity and reliability. It is also ontological and methodological assumptions that guide our work in specific directions instead of just letting it ramble around. As Patrik Aspers puts it, ontology “is concerned with […]

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