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ERIC Number: ED109830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 30
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Reference Count: 0
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The Grammar of Artifactual Action.
Bhola, H. S.
This paper examines the process of intervention design as it relates to the grammar of artifactual action. In his discussion, the author identifies three separate elements of artifactual action. These elements include defining the situation of action and the change agent's relationship to the situation; generating typical expectations about objectives, motivations, and patterns of interaction within the defined situation; and observing the situation to collect data necessary to correct the typical expectations about the situation. Designing an intervention involves a combination of these three related processes. The author suggests that the essence of such an intervention strategy is to increase the power of the innovator system or to enable those in the adopter system to make more satisfying power transactions. Which form of power is applied in a particular change situation will be determined by the values of the change agent. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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