University of Hertfordshire

Reflecting on Reflexivity: a complexity inspired approach to research

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event3rd International Conference on Professional Doctorates, European University Institute, Fiesole - Florence, , Italy
Duration: 2 Apr 20123 Apr 2012

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Professional Doctorates, European University Institute, Fiesole
CountryItaly
CityFlorence,
Period2/04/123/04/12

Abstract

For the professional practitioner, reflexive approaches can be valuable in developing professional understanding and improving professional practice. When allied with complexity inspired research, in which people and the interactions between them are placed at the centre of the research focus, it provides rich insights into the understanding of organizational and professional life. This paper draws on experiences of professional practitioners in management who are engaged in programmes of research. It features the complexity inspired auto-ethnographic reflexive research methodology with which students have been working and the academic and practical challenges posed by research of this nature.

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