Title

Putting systems theory into practice and vice versa: The role of observation in analysing the real world.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Christopher J. Davis

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1995

Date Issued

1995-01-01

Date Available

2013-11-02

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)

Comments

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Language

en_US

Publisher

Springer

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