Towards a second order research methodology

Jim Brown, Petia Sice

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This paper addresses the need for re-examining the cognitive perspective on the role of language in social research. From the autopoietic perspective, language is not a tool to reveal an objective world; rather language is a venue for action, coupling the cognitive domains of two or more agents. Responsible research enquiry would seek to create systemic communication practices that allow the co-existence of differing understandings within. Creating a dialogue for exploring and emerging meaning is essential in developing understanding and validating the research results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-36
JournalElectronic Journal of Business Research Methods
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2005


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