Emergence of a Social Inquiry Group: A Story of Fractals and Networks

Author
Bloch, Deborah · Henderson, Linda · Stackman, Richard
Published April 2007
Journal World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution
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Abstract

This article relates the emergence of a group of faculty researchers utilizing complexity science approaches. The narrative emerges from three projects combining research into complexity, communities, and technologies. Details of how the research was initiated, and the nature and quality of the conversational method, are provided. In addition, theoretical concepts that were consciously applied and others that arose through insights from the data as it was collected are discussed. Although this is like most real narratives, a never-ending story, it concludes with a presentation of some of the ideas that separate complexity-informed research from other paradigms.

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Title
Emergence of a Social Inquiry Group: A Story of Fractals and Networks
Author
Bloch, Deborah · Henderson, Linda · Stackman, Richard
Year
2007
Journal
World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution
Document Type
Research article
Language*
eng
Subjects
Communities Of Practice · Complexity · Emergence · Fractals · Networks · Social Inquiry

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