TOC for academic research : moving from common sense to common practice
Mabin, V.J.; Davies, John; Kimani, S.; Mirzaei, Maryam
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Citation:Mabin, V.J., Davies, J., Kimani, S., & Mirzaei, M. (2016, September). TOC for Academic Research - Moving from common sense to common practice. Paper presented at the 14th TOCICO International Conference, Leesburg, Virginia.
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AIM • Demonstrate how ‘threads of validity’ may be woven into academic research by using both TOC-based and qualitative research methods GAP • Many studies have sought to enhance validity in qualitative research • Yet, researchers still face many difficulties ensuring validity in their research : – Constructing initial workable research questions – Research design • collecting the right data – Data analysis • making sense of the data – Communicating the findings clearly • Researchers have not addressed how threads of validation may be woven into the various stages of the research process QUESTION: • Can TOC enhance validity in qualitative research and vice versa? Demonstration projects – 4 Masters projects – 3 PhD projects • Methodology – Qualitative research – TOC methodology