Knowing differently in systemic community operational research : towards a dialectic between the epistemologies in Indian handicraft traditions and epistemological traditions in systemic community operational research
Systemic community operational research; Indian handicraft traditions
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This research proposal aims to explore aspects related to the practice of community development and its related theoretical discourse. Because it deals with complex and sometimes hazily bounded scenarios, the work of community development has not corresponded to the neat compartments of academic discipline. Instead, several ‘communities of practice’ (Lave and Wenger, 1991) with varied levels of theory development have emerged. Two significant theoretical strands related to community development are Community Operational Research (COR hereafter) and Systemic Intervention (SI). One other significant strand is Action Research (AR). I say that these are particularly significant because they provide deep explorations of methodological issues concerning intervention in communities.
- Centre for Systems Studies, the University of Hull
- Peer reviewed
- Additional notes
- PhD formal assessment submitted March 2013.
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