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Linking theory to practice with a new research perspective


Yee, Choy Leong (2012) Linking theory to practice with a new research perspective. In: 2nd International Conference on Arts, Social Sciences & Technology (ICAST 2012), 3-5 Mar. 2012, Penang, Malaysia. (pp. 1-14).


This paper aims to propose a new research perspective in management to bridge the gap between theory and practice. This perspective is grounded on a combined research methodology that has incorporated a consultation approach, multiple case study methods, action research, process approach and grounded theory approach to effectively capture, analyze, categorize, and make sense of data to produce application knowledge in research. The application knowledge generated from this perspective is directly applicable to the industry. Practitioners can use this knowledge without modifying it further. This paper presents the types of knowledge generated from this perspective. It focuses on the philosophical position of research rather than the detail techniques or methods used in research. Thus, the arguments in this paper are mainly at the epistemological stance, rather than focus on the method itself. This paper is structured into four parts. Firstly, the knowledge generated from this new perspective is presented. Then, the definition of the philosophy science is reviewed. Thirdly, the new science perspective is compared with the two older paradigm systems: positivism and interpretivism. The discussions are centered around whether the knowledge generated from this new perspective follow scientific method or not. Finally, the paper concludes with discussing the validity and reliability of the theory generated in this new philosophical system.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Keywords: Positivism; Interpretivism; Validity; Reliability
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 03:42
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 03:42
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/57209
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