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Engagement in management research

Lewis, P J (2004) Engagement in management research. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 4. ISSN 1447-9524

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Abstract

This paper attends to the use of collaborative research methods and why these form only a small proportion of reported research in management in general and in information systems research in particular. Use is made of the particular notion of ‘engaged’ research, this being where there is active involvement in the real-world setting and responsibility is accepted by the researcher for bringing about direct changes to the real-world situation. This, together with a distinction between the mode, stance and method of research provides the framework for discussion of permits a clearer understanding of the role of the researcher, how research may be reported and the political and ethical issues that may when research is closely linked to real-world action. Recognition of these is important in discussing research, in planning and reporting research and in mentoring the work of students and new researchers. Keywords: Research Methods, Action Research, Information Systems Research, Intervention International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 4, 2004. Article: Electronic (PDF File; 198.641KB). Article: Print (Spiral Bound).

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management
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Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
ID Code: 44384
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 19:14
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:24
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/44384

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