A snapshot of the summary - Research methodology an introduction to scientific thinking and practice
1 The origins of science
What are the three common objects of business administration science?- All aspects within an organization
- Relation within and between organizations
- Relation between organizations and the environment.
What are the two sides of research?Content side; what is the subject/phenomenon
Methodological side; the way the research is carried out
What are the two ways how you can look at learning?1. Instrumental; what you know today you can use tomorrow
2. Conceptual; you gain new insight that you don't immediately see but it helps you to reason.
1.1 Learning and knowing in everyday life and in science
What were the two headings in science from the 19th century?Natural science and natural history
What is the definition of management science?Discipline of using scientific research based principles, strategies and other analytical methods to improve an organization's ability to enact rational, meaningful business management decisions.
What is the difference between epistemology, methodology and ontology?
Epistemology--> science of knowing (how we know the world). Translating observation into knowledge.
Methodology --> how we can have insight
Ontology--> How we see the world
What do methods and
methodologyoffer?The instrumentsto do good research
On which 3 things do we need an agreement to reach agreement reality?1. The way we work
2. How we observe
3. How we translate our observation into knowledge
What is an empirical relationship?A relationship or correlation based on observations
1.1.1 Typical characteristics of philosophers and scientists
What is the meaning of self-fulfilling prophecies?situations in which my expectations leads me to behave in such a way that my expectations actually become reality.
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