Pioneers in the area of appreciative inquiry (AI) have focused on it as an organisational development tool, but this book explores AI as a research framework. The author reflects on her experience of using AI as a research approach, and draws on writing in organisational development and research methodology to discuss the ways AI can shape the asking of questions, the gathering of information, and the communication of findings and ideas. Key features: - A comprehensive introduction to AI and the range of debates that it generates for research - International; examples from recently published and unpublished research projects in which AI was used, with an emphasis on those that shaped policy, planning, and future practice - Discusses how connections can be made between AI and various research paradigms and approaches to research - Offers individual and group exercises that explore and illustrate ways in which AI research can be done.

Making Sense: Issues of Question and Story

The process of making sense of information can be thought of as a way of sorting it so that it can be easily communicated. Instead of printing pages of transcripts, field notes, or pictures, researchers process this “raw” data so that it can be easily ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles