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Knowing as Intervention

Show simple item record Romm, Norma R.A. 2013-12-17T07:02:00Z 2013-12-17T07:02:00Z 1995
dc.identifier.citation Romm, N.R.A. (1995). Reflections on the Application of Systems Ideas. Systems Practice, 8, 2: 137-167 en
dc.identifier.issn ISSN: 1094-429X
dc.description.abstract The relation between theory and practice is explored in this paper with respect to an examination of various systems approaches. It is argued that the moment of "knowing" already contains practical implications in that "comprehension" gears practice in certain directions. Practice/application can fulfill the demands of theory through the operation of a self-fulfilling prophecy effect. The way in which theoretical conceptions of systems researchers may constrain practice is explored with reference to the work of Beer, Checkland and Scholes, and Ulrich. In the course of this exploration, alternative views of the way in which viable systems diagnosis, soft systems methodology, and critical systems heuristics may be utilised, are offered. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.subject theory; practice; viable systems diagnosis; soft systems methodology; critical systems heuristics; narrative construction; opposition/confrontation; choice-making. en
dc.title Knowing as Intervention en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department ABET and Youth Development en

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