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ERIC Number: ED504346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Criteria for Assessing Good Theory in Human Resource Development and Other Applied Disciplines from an Interpretive Perspective
Lincoln, Yvonna S.; Lynham, Susan A.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in The Americas (Indianapolis, IN, Feb 2007)
Utilizing Patterson's (1983) eight criteria for assessing theory in applied fields from a conventional (empirical-analytical) perspective, these criteria are evaluated and where applicable reconstructed from an interpretive (social constructivist) perspective of theory building research and assessment. Four additional criteria are proposed and described, namely, compellingness, saturation, prompt to action, and fittingness. The task of developing such criteria from different paradigms of inquiry while ensuring paradigmatic congruence holds particular challenges, some of which are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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