By This representation includes the notions of time intervals, points in time, relative measures of time, and so on. ontology research. The present essay is devoted to the application of ontology in support of research in the natural sciences. Grounded theory offered a qualitative approach rooted in ontological critical realism and epistemological objectivity (Annells, 1997). ontological stance adopted in constructivist research thus differs from a more realist ontology and objectivist epistemology underlying popular conceptions of ‘Grounded Theory’ (for example, Glaser and Strauss, 1967; Strauss and Corbin, 1998), where the investigator’s role is to discover the truth that lies within the object of The aim of this paper is to present the core of Kant's critique of traditional metaphysics and ontology as a transcendental semantics that allows reformulating the problem about the objects and their reality. It allows us our insight and our blindness, and on a It defends the thesis that ontologies de-veloped for such purposes should be understood as having as their subject matter, not concepts, but rather the … Bryman (2004) identifies two ontological positions concerning social research, ‘objectivism’ and ‘constructionism’. In this traditional version of Nicola Guarino1,DanielOberle2,andSteﬀen Staab3 1 ITSC-CNR, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, 38100 Trento, Italy, [email protected] 2 SAP Research, CEC Karlsruhe, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany, [email protected] 3 University of Koblenz-Landau, ISWeb, 56016 Koblenz, Germany, [email protected] Summary. Keywords: Research paradigm, Epistemology, Ontology, Methodology, Axiology 1. In simple terms, ontology seeks … If one group of researchers develops such an ontology in detail, others can simply reuse it … With the explicit purpose of helping higher degree research (HDR) students design effective research proposals, the paper also discusses the different research methodologies best suited to conduct research in each of the paradigms discussed. In order to achieve this purpose, we Identification of the ontology at the begging of research process is critically important as it determines the choice of the research design to be adopted via epistemology, which affects the research approach as well as the research strategy, methods of data collection and data analysis. Epistemology in sum is, the claim on what knowledge is valid in research on organizing knowledge, and therefore what constitutes acceptable sources of evidence (presenting that knowledge) and acceptable end results of knowledge (findings from KO research). The word “ontology” is used with diﬀerent senses in diﬀerent com- Since these parameters describe perceptions, beliefs, assumptions and the nature of reality and truth (knowledge of that There are a great many guides to ontology, epistemology and methodology in social research and no need to refer to them all here. tivist approach dominated research, and Glaser and Strauss aspired to challenge the criticisms of qualitative research as being unscientific and lacking rigor (McCann & Clark, 2003). to ontology as the nature of the ‘knowable’ or the nature of ‘reality’. In brief, ontology, as a branch of philosophy, is the science of what is, of the kinds and structures of objects. Assumptions of an ontological kind concern the very nature of social entities being investigated. Research Philosophies – Importance and Relevance 0. What Is an Ontology? INTRODUCTION When undertaking research of this nature, it is important to consider different research paradigms and matters of ontology and epistemology. For example, models for many different domains need to represent the notion of time. It outlines the definitions of epistemology, ontology and paradigm and the origins, main tenets, and key thinkers of the 3 paradigms; positivist, interpetivist and critical. The Philosophical Underpinnings of Educational Research Lindsay Mack Abstract This article traces the underlying theoretical framework of educational research.