#KeyLIME Podcast 387 Method Consult Series with Lara Varpio – Episode 6 [Paradigms, ontology and epistemology]

We’re embarking on another set of reruns for a few weeks while the hosts use this time to evaluate the impact and future of KeyLIME. We hope to have some news soon, but in the meantime, we know you’ll love this series of Method Consults by Dr. Lara Varpio.

As a PHD trained scientist working in the field, it is of Lara’s opinion that her job is to help others gain the skills and expertise needed to engage in Health Professions Education scholarship and research.

In this consult, originally released in February 2019, Lara explains paradigms, ontology and epistemology.

Listen to the episode here.

Additional material about Thomas Kuhn, ontologies and epistemologies:

  1. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy [Internet]. Stanford University: Center for the Study of Language and Information; 2019. Available from: https://plato.stanford.edu
  2. Kuhn, TS. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. 50th ed. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press; 2012 (Original work published in 1962).
  3. Okasha, S. Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction. 2nd ed. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press; 2016.

A full transcript of this episode can be found here. 

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