Essay assignment 1
The first essay assignment covers the topics from the first three lectures, but you can also use material from the later lessons in your text.
The suggested length is 1-2 pages, font size 12, spacing 1.5. The deadline is 4.4. at 23:59 GMT+2.
In your essay, reflect on the philosophical foundations of your own research. What is the object of your research? What are your main research methods, and why do those methods help you gain knowledge about the object of your inquiry? Justify your answer.
Please do not use ChatGPT or other similar tools to write your answer.
Notice that the assignment is to explain why your methods produce knowledge about the object of your research. Please provide a detailed explanation -- for instance, if your first answer is "My research methods produce knowledge because they are reliable", notice that to justify your claim, you need to explain what a) reliability means and b) the connection between reliability and knowledge.
You may use philosophical concepts such as theory, observation, data, and phenomena to help you in your analysis. If your research topic is related to art, humanities or the social sciences and the aforementioned concepts are difficult to apply to your research, you may also find section 2b of this article helpful.
You may use sources in philosophy and your own field of research to justify the claims in your essay. Please cite any sources you use and list them at the end of your essay according to the format of your choice.