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Journal Issue
Volume 3 Issue 1 / Sep 2005  pp1‑92

Editor: Arthur Money

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The Development of an Evaluation Framework for Partnership Working  pp1‑10

Maurice Atkinson

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Through a Glass Darkly: Fact and Filtration in the Interpretation of Evidence  pp11‑24

Frank Bannister

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Towards a Second Order Research Methodology  pp25‑36

Jim Brown, Petia Sice

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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. 

 

Keywords: autopoiesis, social systems, language, dialogue, research method, systems thinking

 

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The Nexus Between Teaching and Research: A Qualitative Study Using two Focus Group on Academic Information Systems Teachers  pp37‑56

Kevin Grant, Stuart Fitzgerald

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Grounded Theory: Its Diversification and Application Through two Examples From Research Studies on Knowledge and Value Management  pp57‑68

Kirsty Hunter, Subashini Hari, Charles Egbu, John Kelly

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Mixed‑mode Surveys Using Mail and Web Questionnaires  pp69‑80

Matthias Meckel, David Walters, Philip Baugh

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Grounded in Practice: Using Interpretive Research to Build Theory  pp81‑92

Bruce H. Rowlands

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