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ERIC Number: EJ797718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1038-4162
Career Research in a Post-Modern Era
McMahon, Mary; Watson, Mark
Australian Journal of Career Development, v15 n2 p26-31 Win 2006
In recent years, career theory and practice has been challenged to revise and reinvigorate itself in order to remain relevant in the post-modern world. The most fundamental challenge is to produce an identity for career practice that is congruent with the post-modern world (Watson & McMahon, 2005). Career research is facing a similar challenge as it has been dominated by methodologies that emanate out of the positivist worldview of the modern era and has been mainly quantitative in nature. In their recent research, the authors have been examining methodologies that accommodate the tenets of the post-modern world. This article overviews post-modern considerations for career research. The authors describe how they have attempted to address these considerations by exploring the possibilities offered by the Systems Theory Framework of career development (STF) and the "My System of Career Influences" ("MSCI") reflection activity as research tools. Examples of recent research will be briefly described.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A