How do we know things- experience, an authority figure tells you, read about them, social norms, Religion and faith. Travel of experience, know about other cultures, weather. Science is a big one, experements back up ideas and prove certian ideas.
Ways of Knowing
-researcher has to be objective
-predictions that will generalize to other situations
-we can't experience world directly, so we dont knwo for sure what world is.
-reality socially constructed by participants
know our research is subjective