RMT - DQ week 1 .DOCX

RMT - DQ week 1

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.

In a 750-1,000 word response, post your answers to the following questions to the Discussion Board by Saturday:

  • In what ways does the choice of an epistemological perspective or stance influence the formulation of a management research problem?


Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R. & Jackson, P. (2012) Management research. 4th ed. London: SAGE Publications.
1. The assignment should have an introduction and conclusion.

2. The answer should include three in-text citations or more and should be as per the Harvard Referencing System.

3. Reference list citations should be as per the Harvard Referencing System.

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