This essay should define and describe epistemology and consider how it is taken into account when planning and designing a research project. ‘Other practical factors’ might include ontological position in relation to epistemology as well as some of the various factors which need to be considered when planning and designing a research project. Obviously your own intended and developing research project would be a natural choice for illustration – though some of you may wish to draw from issues arising from a reported research project that you are aware of..
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