Today I’ve spent some time re-reading my research methodology chapter, moving things around and changing bits about. And I had a lightbulb moment. I discovered a new article about my research philosophy, unconnected to ontology and epistemology, but in reading my thesis and reading this article together, it hit me! And now I now, that I know what ontology and epistemology are!

Ontology is the study of things, so the ‘what’

Epistemology is the study of how we get to know about the things, so the ‘how’

And that’s it. Forget everything else!

Ontology – what

Epistemology – how

As you were, research friends!