Emergent Practice in Agricultural Research

Using Metaphors and Dialogue to Create a Space for Understandings
  • David McClintock
  • Stephany Kersten
  • Ray Ison

Abstract

Creating a space for understandings to emerge can be contrasted with research approaches that try to change understandings. This contrast is illustrated by a distinction between researching with people and researching for people (or on people). Researching with people can address issues of social as well as ecological sustainability, as this approach involves relationships between people and their environment at its core.

Keywords

Research Practice Research Context Ecological Sustainability Emergent Practice Logical Sustainability 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • David McClintock
    • 1
  • Stephany Kersten
    • 2
  • Ray Ison
    • 1
  1. 1.Systems DepartmentThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  2. 2.MarouaCameroon

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