Today you are a practitioner. One who is a SME or "Expert" based on much labor, experience and know how. To become more scientific, descriptive, and scholarly, you must become experienced and educated in the basic structure of research. You must know the methods for designing such research in order to be able to Know what you Know and validate it against your peers and other peoples current way of thinking. Once you get this, you are on your path to becoming a Scholar-Practitioner!
How do we know what we KNOW?
How do we collect the data or facts to determine what we KNOW?
Do you KNOW? Or are we simply living the Unexamined life?
What Epistemological perspective do you have? Why....Where did it come from?
How do you know this world? Are you a part of the world or separate from it meaning are you outside looking in, inside looking out, or are you engaged in order to get deeper insights.
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