Towards a second order research methodology

Brown, Jim and Sice, Petia (2005) Towards a second order research methodology. Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 3 (1). pp. 25-36. ISSN 1477-7029

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Abstract

This paper addresses the need for re-examining the cognitive perspective on the role of language in social research. From the autopoietic perspective, language is not a tool to reveal an objective world; rather language is a venue for action, coupling the cognitive domains of two or more agents. Responsible research enquiry would seek to create systemic communication practices that allow the co-existence of differing understandings within. Creating a dialogue for exploring and emerging meaning is essential in developing understanding and validating the research results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: autopoiesis, dialogue, language, research method, social systems, systems thinking
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2015 13:43
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 20:14
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/20801

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