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Foundations for Inquiry Choices and Trade-Offs in the Organizational Sciences

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ISBN-10: 0804741530

ISBN-13: 9780804741538

Edition: 2005

Authors: Craig Lundberg, Cheri A. Young

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List price: $130.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 7/26/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 552
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Introduction: Themes and Exemplars
The Orthodox Ideal of Inquiry
Reactions: Critical, Defensive, and Constructive
Toward Undermining Debate
Equivoque, Alternatives, and Trade-offs
Toward Making Sense of Choices
Getting Acquainted with Inquiry
Embracing Inquiry as Learning
The Guest Lecturer
The Making of a Scientist
What Is Science?
Kim Encounters Atlas
Mapping the Domain of Inquiry
Inquiry as Making Meanings
The Research Process
Framing Research: Models and Theories
Framing Knowledge: Philosophic Context
The Philosophical Context of Inquiry
The Frame of Paradigm
Origins, Definition, and Function
Two Dimensions, Four Paradigms
Paradigmatic Communities
Applications to Organization Theory
Paradigm Shifts
Images of Human Nature
About Images
Images Throughout History
Social Science Images
Human Nature and Organization Theory
Choices about Reality and Knowing
The True and the Known
Two Contrasting Modes of Inquiry
The Range of Core Assumptions
Traditional Positivism
Socially Constructed, Administrative Science Is
The Impact of Ideology and Values
Ideology Critique
Explanations of Ideologies
Ideologies in Organisation Studies
Scientific Ethos
The Value-Oriented Bias of Social Inquiry
Whose Side Are We On?
Values in Inquiry
Allegiances to Schools of Thought
Theoretical-Methodological Subcultures
An Expanding Variety: Management Schools of Thought
Centering Inquiry: Models and Theories
Models and Theories: Purposes and Reach
What a Theory Is and Is Not
What Theory Is Not
What Theory Is Not, Theorizing Is
Comments on "What Theory Is Not"
Functions of Theories
Patterns and Criteria of Theories
Types of Theories
Three Conceptions of Theory
A Typology of Explicative Models
Variance and Process Theories
Thorngate's Criteria and Their Tradeoffs
Theory Evaluation Criteria
Two Contrasting Strategies
Theory Construction
Toward a Method of Theorizing
Strong Inference
The Research Process
Inventing and Framing Research Questions
The Importance of Questions
Question Creation in Organizational Research
Problem-Oriented Research
A Theory-Focused Approach
Ploys for Question Generation
That's Interesting!
Planning for Answers: Strategies and Designs
Research Strategies and the Three-Horned Dilemma
Basic Designs: Features and Assessment
Taking Extreme Cases Seriously
N = 1
Mixing Levels of Analysis
Acquiring and Handling Data
Concept Formulation Before Methods
Characteristics and Difficulties of Settings
The Representativeness of Phenomena
Breaking Up the Mono-Method Monopolies
Issues with Self-Reports
Observer Effects
On Removing Measurement Bipolarity
Data Sensemaking
Toward Understanding Scientific Understanding
The Initial Examination of Data
Validity and Correlational Research
Concerns About Statistical Data Analysis
Guidelines for Selecting a Level of Significance
A Few Precepts for Interpretation
Sharing Research Contributions
Living Inquiry
Considerations for Inquiry's Journeys
Learning and Knowing
Socialization and Identity Creation
Scholarly Activities: Career Archetypes and Consequences
Relationships Among Scholars
Mintzberg on Passion in Science
A Scholar's Quest