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A Guide to Systems Research : Philosophy, Processes and Practice

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A Guide to Systems Research : Philosophy, Processes and Practice
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A Guide to Systems Research
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Philosophy, Processes and Practice
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Translational Systems Sciences Ser.
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v.10
A Guide to Systems Research : Philosophy, Processes and Practice
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A Guide to Systems Research : Philosophy, Processes and Practice
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Contents
  • Foreword -- Contents -- Introduction -- Reference -- Chapter 1: Philosophical Foundations of Systems Research -- Systems Research: What and Why -- Defining Research -- The Emergence of Systems Thinking -- Implications for Research -- Systems and Circularity -- Conceptualizing Systems -- Evolution of the Systems Field -- Applied Systems Approaches: Technology and Design -- Systems Science: Understanding the Nature of Systems -- Systems Philosophy: Implications for Research -- Ontological Considerations -- Epistemological Insights -- Ethical Implications -- Concluding Reflections on Systems Research -- References -- Chapter 2: Systems Research Framework -- Frameworks in General -- Relational Holon Framework -- PAR Holon Framework -- Observe -- Act -- Plan -- Reflect -- Cycles of Entailment -- Describing Organization in Systems -- Anticipation -- The Importance of Context -- Modeling Relations -- Modeling Relations: Contextual Entailment -- Modeling Relations: Actualized Entailment -- Holon and Modeling Relation as Semantic Relations -- Ubiquitous Appearance of Four-Cause Frameworks -- Ways of Using the PAR Holon Framework -- Concluding Remarks -- Appendix: Worksheets -- References -- Chapter 3: Problem Structuring and Research Design in Systemic Inquiry -- Introduction -- Is It a System? -- A Systemic Perspective -- Problem Structuring -- Role of the Systems Researcher in Problem Structuring and Research Design -- Rationale for Systems Research -- Creating Shared Meaning: Metaphors, Similes, Analogies, Allegories, and Isomorphisms -- Research Study Design -- Summary -- References -- Chapter 4: Modeling and Simulation -- Ontological Considerations -- Relations Tell Us Why -- Formalism -- A General Theory of Modeling -- Complex Modeling -- Data -- Dynamics -- Potentials -- Possibilities -- Relations -- Coupling Models Relationally
  • Mathematical Basics of Relational Modeling -- Modeling vs. Simulation and Analogy -- Concluding Remarks -- References -- Chapter 5: Taking Action Using Systems Research -- Getting Started -- A Project Management Approach -- A Dissertation Approach -- A Systems Research Model -- The FMA Model -- Methodology -- Systemic Intervention Processes -- Action Research -- Systemic Action Research (SAR) -- Evolutionary Learning Laboratory (ELL) -- Total Systems Intervention (TSI) -- Practical Intervention Using Multimethodology -- Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) -- Methods and Approaches -- Quantitative Research -- Qualitative Research -- Mixed Methods Research -- Conceptual Framework -- Negotiating Relationships -- Data Collection Strategies -- Other Useful Methods -- Case Study -- Grounded Theory -- Sampling -- Data Analysis -- Statistical Analysis -- Qualitative Data Analysis -- Using Participants to Analyze Data -- Rigor -- Ethics -- Summary -- References -- Chapter 6: Systems Research Reporting -- Approaches to Reporting Systems Research -- Questions in Systems Research Reporting -- Balance in Systems Research Reporting -- Features Unique to Systems Research -- Roles of Systems in Research -- Forms of Systems Research Emphasis -- Levels of Systems Research Inquiry -- Phases of Systems Research Method -- Premise in Systems Research Design -- Systemic Approach to Composition -- Structure: Limits of System Framework -- Boundary: Inclusion of System Participants -- Relations: Sequence of Research Actions -- Timing: Release of Systems Conclusions -- Completeness: Adequacy for Systems Evaluation -- Choices in Reporting and Writing Up -- Choice of Meaning: Systems Concepts and Conventions -- Choice of Paradigms: Schools, Methods, and Models -- Choice of Tone: Voice, Tense, and Stance -- Choice of Complexity: Ontology, Hierarchy, and Humility
  • Common Errors of Omission in Systems Reporting -- Ethical Considerations in Systems Reporting -- Systems Research Ethics -- Systems Research Heuristics -- Reflections and Summary -- References -- Chapter 7: Competencies Necessary for Systems Research -- Introduction -- Competency in Perceiving the Qualities of Parts and Wholes -- Complexity-Driven Competencies -- Competency in Perceiving Order -- Competency in Perceiving Change -- Competency in Perceiving Relationships -- Competency in Perceiving Information -- Competency in Analogical Reasoning -- Competency in Engaging With the Unknown -- Competency in Reflexivity -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 8: Evaluating the Impact of Systems Research -- What Is Needed and What Is Good Enough? -- What Is Needed? -- Where Do We Begin? -- What Is Missing? -- Toward a Systemic Perspective -- Reporting What Happened -- Investigating the Subject System -- Transforming a Description of the Subject System into a Model -- Frameworks -- Connecting Function to Context -- Thinking Systemically -- Role of the Researcher in Relation to the Researched -- What Is Good Enough? Concluding Thoughts -- Appendix: Systems Engineering -- References -- Index
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