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Studying Organizations Using Critical RealismA Practical Guide$
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Paul K. Edwards, Joe O'Mahoney, and Steve Vincent

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199665525

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665525.001.0001

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Critical Realism as an Empirical Project

Critical Realism as an Empirical Project

A Beginner’s Guide

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(p.1) 1 Critical Realism as an Empirical Project
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Studying Organizations Using Critical Realism
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Joe O’Mahoney

Steve Vincent

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665525.003.0001

This introductory chapter offers an introduction to critical realism to those who are new to the topic. It explains its key concepts in a straightforward manner and details how these concepts differ from those in competing ontological positions. It then details, at a high level, how a critical realist ontology is applied to empirical research and the potential difference that such an application can make.

Keywords:   critical realism; applied research, empirical research, critical realist ontology

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