There are several paths to knowledge:
One is that of natural science. It is based on experiments, statistical evaluation and hypothesis formulation.
Another is qualitative. It includes interviews in various forms, case studies and participant-driven research.
A third is called goetheanism and is very well suited to study the living, but it takes, like life itself, time to perform.
A fourth is the anthroposophical. It is sometimes referred to as spiritual science and is the foundation of biodynamic agriculture.
A fifth is to recall what is called “silent experience” or “silent knowledge”. To make practical experience into an experience that can be communicated to others.
A seventh is the appropriate combination of all different paths.
The Scandinavian Research Circle has been working with those paths since 1949 in order to develop the biodynamic farming method.