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Author Shelley, Arthur, author

Title Action research : creative metaphor to build relationships in projects / Arthur Shelley
Published [Los Angeles, California] : SAGE, 2014
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (colour)
Series SAGE research methods. Cases
SAGE research methods. Cases
Summary This case study highlights the importance and limitations of methodology and research design in the exploration of highly subjective behavioural research. People are social creatures, and as such, their 'reality' is what they perceive to be true, which can be very difficult to 'prove' (by them or others). Two people can observe the same event at the same time and subsequently describe it very differently as they have interpreted from within their own behavioural norms and experiences. So how do we 'research' what is true and how robust are the data we gather and the interpretations we apply to such research? This case uses the data from Arthur Shelley's 2012 PhD research to provide a philosophical approach to explore how this can be achieved
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on November 10, 2015)
Subject Action research -- Case studies.
Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1473945798 (ebook)
9781473945791 (ebook)