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Ontology
The branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such.
Epistemology
a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge.
Axiology
the branch of philosophy dealing with values, as those of ethics, aesthetics, or religion
Post Modernism
Post modernism questions the ideas of Enlightenment and positivism and argues that economic and technological conditions of our age have given rise to a decentralized, media-dominated society in which ideas are simulacra and only inter-referential representations and copies of each other, with no real original, stable or objective source for communication and meaning.
Grounded Theory
Grounded theory was developed as a systematic methodology, and its name underscores the generation of theory from data. When the principles of grounded theory are followed, a researcher using this approach will formulate a theory, either substantive (setting specific) or formal, about the phenomena they are studying that can be evaluated
Critical Theory
Critical theory is social theory oriented toward critiquing and changing society as a whole, in contrast to traditional theory oriented only to understanding or explaining it.
Ethnography
a branch of anthropology dealing with the scientific description of individual cultures