Modes of Enquiry
Inductive-consensual enquiry derives a conclusion from a limited set of observations, which may be:- •
Multiple Independently Sourced
Application of Inductive-Consensual Enquiry
The scoring of the Olympic diving competition is an example which employs the use of Inductive-consensual enquiry method. 1.1.2
Advantage of Inductive-Consensual Enquiry
Advantage of Inductive-Consensual Enquiry is simple, quick to draw a conclusion and most of the time the conclusion is a usually a single number, a fixed strategy, or a single course of action.
Disadvantage of Inductive-Consensual Enquiry
Disadvantage of Inductive-Consensual Enquiry is that there is a possibility that the conclusion drawn could be subjective and that most of the problems encountered these days have multiple answers.
Dialectic Enquiry challenges the subjective assumptions, models and theories by which problems are defined and solutions postulated, and it is the debate itself that an objective solution compromise or synthesis will be reached.
Application of Dialectic Enquiry
The British system of parliamentary democracy is an example which employs the use of the dialectic enquiry which probes deeply into issues and acts as a practical decision making tool.
Advantage of Dialectic Enquiry
Advantage of Dialectic Enquiry is the consideration of facts from various angles and it generates more useful alternative solutions and can sometimes identify unnoticed opportunities. 1.2.3
Disadvantage of Dialectic Enquiry
Disadvantage of Dialectic Enquiry is it endangers a person or a group of persons to reach its objectives or decision, from which certain assumptions have to be made and the assumptions might not be right.
Unbounded Systems Thinking
Unbounded System Thinking was described as a new problem-solving method known as the Multiple Perspective Concept or Method. The Multiple Perspective Concept involves three very different types of perspectives in address complex problems:- T: The Technical Perspective
O: The Organizational or Societal Perspective
P: The Personal or Individual Perspective
Application of Unbounded Systems Thinking
Since most of the problems are complex, Unbounded Systems Thinking can thoroughly consider each and every aspect of the problem to derive a best-of-fit solution to the problems. 1.3.2
Advantage of Unbounded Systems Thinking
Advantage of Unbounded Systems Thinking is it considers all aspect of technical, social, organizational and personal perspective. Since the conclusion drawn should cover all the areas mentioned, chances of the conclusion missing something is minimal.
Disadvantage of Unbounded Systems Thinking
In order to provide an impartial report employing the Unbounded Systems Thinking, the researcher has to be knowledgeable and keep abreast of the ongoing in the technological, political, economic, social and geographical issues pertaining to the researched topic. Else the report will or might be bias, subject to knowledge possessed.
Development of a Research Plan
Enquiry Method Used
I will be using Unbounded Systems Thinking to do the Research Plan for this assignment as it covered all perspective.
Using Unbounded Systems Thinking to do the research for the impact of technology innovation on a business sector I need to:
Identify the problems of the sector – What are the problems of the sector? What causes the problems? How can I resolve the problems?
Find the technology innovations – What is the technology innovation? Why is it an innovation?
What is the impact of the technology to the business sector? How did the technology innovation change the way of how this business sector work? What is the benefit or negative impact the technology innovation brings to the business sector?
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