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Individual Emergence in Contextual Analysis

Bednar, Peter LU (2007) In Systemica 14(1-6). p.23-38
Abstract
Located within the tradition of Hermeneutic Dialectics (HD) this paper offers an approach which can further an analysis of a fit between information and organizational systems. Drawn upon Information Systems Development projects a relationship between theory and practice is aided through a multi-disciplinary approach to sense making activity. Using a contemporary version of contextual analysis to understand a way in which individuals construct adapt and create meaning from their environment offers a route to improve a systems analysis process. This type of enquiry into contextual dependencies of knowledge creation can help direct a development of systems that have the intention to serve specific organizational actors and their needs.... (More)
Located within the tradition of Hermeneutic Dialectics (HD) this paper offers an approach which can further an analysis of a fit between information and organizational systems. Drawn upon Information Systems Development projects a relationship between theory and practice is aided through a multi-disciplinary approach to sense making activity. Using a contemporary version of contextual analysis to understand a way in which individuals construct adapt and create meaning from their environment offers a route to improve a systems analysis process. This type of enquiry into contextual dependencies of knowledge creation can help direct a development of systems that have the intention to serve specific organizational actors and their needs. Combining methods outside of a traditional polar divide, sense making research undertaken within a systems thinking arena can enrich understanding by complementing qualitative and / or quantitative analysis with reflective depth. Drawing together interdisciplinary strands through a critical systems thinking approach offers new levels of professionalism for computer- and management-, practitioners or researchers in the 21st Century. (Less)
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Contextual Dependencies, Sense making, Systems Thinking, Contextual Analysis, Contextual Inquiry, Strategic Systemic Thinking, Critically Informed Systems Analysis.
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Systemica
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14
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Dutch Systems Group / Lincoln Research Centre
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English
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  author       = {Bednar, Peter},
  issn         = {0167-9961},
  keyword      = {Contextual Dependencies,Sense making,Systems Thinking,Contextual Analysis,Contextual Inquiry,Strategic Systemic Thinking,Critically Informed Systems Analysis.},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1-6},
  pages        = {23--38},
  publisher    = {Dutch Systems Group / Lincoln Research Centre},
  series       = {Systemica},
  title        = {Individual Emergence in Contextual Analysis},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2007},
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