A new paradigm for qualitative investigations : towards an integrative model for evoking change

Parution :

Organization Development Journal. Fall2004, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p42-58. 17p

Auteur(s) :

Easley C. A., and Fabienne ALVAREZ

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Change has become the one constant in our lives. Nevertheless, when addressing issues of change, much research still relies on traditional problem-solving orientations, focusing on what is not working. To positively impact organizations, epistemological foundations, theoretical considerations, and methods have to achieve an integrated framework. A paradigm shift argues for developing qualitative methods by encouraging them independently and by focusing on how researchers from different fields and cultural backgrounds can enrich understanding of change processes.