According to your text, epistemology is a ‘general set of assumptions about the best ways of inquiring into the nature of the world’ (Easterby-Smith, et al., 2012, p.17). Epistemology addresses questions such as:

· What is knowledge?

· How is knowledge acquired?

· How do we know what we know?

· Is it possible to have knowledge at all?

In research, an epistemological stance will influence how you choose a research topic as well as the methodology and methods you use. Review the resources this week to explore the role of epistemology in research.


Considering the questions addressed by “Epistemology” stated in the previous introduction, in what ways does the choice of an epistemological perspective or stance influence the formulation of a management research problem?

Word count: 750 words

Deadline: Friday 14 August

Note: Besides the referenced book use at least two peer reviewed journal articles


Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R. & Jackson, P. (2012)Management research. 4th ed. London: SAGE Publications.

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