Daily Archives: October 30, 2013

Quantitative Research Methods in Chaos and Complexity

In addition to qualitative methods presented in chaos and complexity theories in educational research, this article addresses quantitative methods that may show potential for future research studies. Although much in the social and behavioral sciences literature has focused on computer … Continue reading

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Complexity Thinking and Methodology

Complexity theories have in common perspectives that challenge linear methodologies and views of causality.  In educational research, relatively little has been written explicitly exploring their implications for educational research methodology in general and case study in particular. In this paper, … Continue reading

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Organizational Systems: Managing Complexity with the Viable System Model

Organizational Systems clarify the application of cybernetic ideas, particularly those of Stafford Beer’s Viable System Model, to organizational diagnosis and design. Readers learn to appreciate the relevance of seeing the systemic coherence of the world.  The book argues that many … Continue reading

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