This stage will:
- Explain the philosophy of research
- Provide an overview of methodology and methods
- Explain research traditions and different schools of thought
This section deals with the philosophy of research and research methodology. Methodology underpins all the work you do. These are important concepts which need to be understood, but they’re one of the areas people find most challenging, so don’t worry if they don’t sink in right away. Read the section and see which concepts are familiar to you. Identify other things that are new to you—you can return to this section at any time throughout your project.