A Collaborative Action Methodology
- Yongming Tang - California Institute of Integral Studies, USA
- Charles Joiner
Organization Studies (General) | Qualitative Research (General) | Urban & Regional Sociology
- Tomoko Hamada, College of William & Mary
This book introduces synergic inquiry, which is a particular take on action research. Synergic inquiry is distinguished from other collaborative methodologies in its process orientation, which seeks first to differentiate and only them to integrate. This way, issues which are considered to be impediments to understanding cultural differences, examples of hierarchical thinking, etc. are treated as an organic part of the solution. In this text, the authors stress a strong theory/practice mix.