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Eureka moments in research: Exploring abductive processes using four case examples
ECU Publications 2012
  • Philip Dobson, Edith Cowan University
  • Denise Gengatharen, Edith Cowan University
  • Richard Fulford, Edith Cowan University
  • Llandis Barratt-Pugh, Edith Cowan University
  • Susanne Bahn, Edith Cowan University
  • Ann-Claire Larsen, Edith Cowan University
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publisher
Deakin University
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Management / Centre for Innovative Practice
RAS ID
14116
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This article was originally published as: Dobson, P. J., Gengatharen, D. E., Fulford, R. G., Barratt-Pugh, L. G., Bahn, S. T., & Larsen, A. (2012). Eureka moments in research: Exploring abductive processes using four case examples. Proceedings of Australasian Conference on Information Systems . (pp. 11p.). Geelong, Australia. Deakin University. Original article available here

Abstract
Abduction plays an important but often unacknowledged role in research - this regrettably leaving a large part of the research process hidden and unexamined (Levin-Rozalis 2000), particularly important innovative or creative components. This paper, firstly, introduces abduction and discusses some important concepts related to abduction and innovation. Secondly, it presents author's own re-descriptions of previous research work. This new description seeks to describe perceived key "Eureka" moments in the research and thus make the creative components and abductive elements more visible. The paper demonstrates that much can be gained from opening a reflective space for the role of abduction in the research process. Philip Dobson, Denise Gengatharen, Richard Fulford, Lllandis Barratt-Pugh, Susanne Bahn, Anne-Claire Larsen
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Philip Dobson, Denise Gengatharen, Richard Fulford, Llandis Barratt-Pugh, et al.. "Eureka moments in research: Exploring abductive processes using four case examples" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/denise_gengatharen/11/