How to Do Relevant Research – Part 3

December 14, 2021

Generating and disseminating knowledge relevant to practice requires expanding our conceptual and empirical reach and our aspirations for impact beyond our institutional and discipline-based communities. Using case examples, we focus on the many and multi-faceted relational challenges we face: forming relationships that expand our conceptual and empirical reach; multi-directional communication and exchange of knowledge across boundaries; and addressing challenges associated with doing research in the context of conflicting stakeholder purposes and perspectives. We emphasize the importance of reflection, a clear and transparent sense of purpose, multi-directional communication, and collaboration.

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Recommended reading:
• Mirvis, P.H., Mohrman, S.A., & Worley, C.G. (forthcoming, October, 2021). How to do Relevant Research: From the Ivory Tower to the Real World. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
• Edmondson, A. (2011) Crossing boundaries to investigate problems in the field: An approach to useful research. In Mohrman, S. and Lawler, E. (eds.), Useful Research: Advancing Theory and Practice. San Francisco: Berrett-Kohler, p. 50.
• Mirvis, P. H. (1982) Know thyself and what thou art doing: Bringing values and sense into organizational research. American Behavioral Scientist, 26(2), 177-197.
• Shani, A.B. & Coughlan, D. (2021) Collaborative Inquiry for Organization Development and Change. Cheltenham, Eng.: Edward-Elgar Publishers.

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How to Do Relevant Research – Part 1
How to Do Relevant Research – Part 2