The reflexive practitioner: knowledge discovery through action research

DOBSON, Stephen (2012). The reflexive practitioner: knowledge discovery through action research. In: BRÜGGEMANN, Stefan and D’AMATO, Claudia, (eds.) Collaboration and the semantic web: social networks, knowledge networks, and knowledge resources. IGI Global, 135-148.

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This chapter aims to set out relevant discourse and approaches to consider when planning strategies for acquiring and building knowledge for formal ontology construction. Action Research (AR) is offered as a key means to help structure the necessary reflexivity required to enrich the researcher’s understanding of how they know what they know, particularly within a collaborative research setting. This is especially necessary when revealing tacit domain knowledge through participation with actors and stakeholders: “In this kind of research it is permissible to be openly normative and to strive for change, but not to neglect critical reflection” (Elfors & Svane 2008, 1).

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Page Range: 135-148
Depositing User: Stephen Dobson
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 09:12
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 23:45

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