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Putting systems theory into practice and vice versa: The role of observation in analysing the real world.
Faculty Publications
  • Sam Waters
  • George Bakehouse
  • Christopher Davis
  • Kevin Doyle
SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Christopher J. Davis

Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1995
Date Issued
1995-01-01
Date Available
2013-11-02
Disciplines
Abstract
Excerpt: "This paper seeks to explore the extent to which conventional social scientific research techniques can be productively applied to the notionally specialist task of systems analysis. Specifically, the paper examines the contribution of participant observation to the process of organisation analysis. Our aim is to crucially examine both the process of analysis and observational techniques in order to identify opportunities for their exploitation. The significant results of some action research in a leading neurosurgery department where observation was the main investigative technique are reported. The complementarity of those results to those generated by more regularly used techniques is discussed."(p.631)
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Language
en_US
Publisher
Springer
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Waters, S., Bakehouse, G., Davis, C. & Doyle, K., (1995). Putting systems theory into practice and vice versa: The role of observation in analysing the real world, In K. Ellis, et al. (Eds.) Critical Issues in Systems Theory and Practice, (pp: 631-635), New York: Springer.