Journal of
Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
 



ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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Detection of Minimal Set of Trips Causing the Necessity to Use Extra Vehicle for Vehicle Scheduling Problem
Katerina Pastircáková, Jaromír Šulc
(pages: 1-4)

Key Factors in the Success of Self - Directed Learning of Military Personnel - Taking Smartphone as an Example
Yen-Hsi Lo, Yen-Fen Lo, Po-Yun Chiang, Jung Hsiao
(pages: 5-8)

Machine Learning Based IP Network Traffic Classification Using Feature Significance Analysis
Te-Shun Chou, John Pickard, Ciprian Popoviciu
(pages: 9-12)

The Information System for US Stock Market: Fundamental and Technical Analysis
Sergejs Hilkevics, Galina Hilkevica
(pages: 13-24)

The Impact of Environmental and Social Performance on the Market Value of Shares of Czech Joint-Stock Corporations
Alena Kocmanova, Marie Pavlakova Docekalova, Iveta Simberova
(pages: 25-31)

Play the Game! Analogue Gamification for Raising Information Security Awareness (Invited Paper)
Margit Scholl
(pages: 32-35)

Using Informatics and Technology Practices for Academic Performance Review
Kim Moorning
(pages: 36-41)

Multiple Research Perspectives as a Paradigm to Co-Create Meaningful Real-life Experiences
Jan Detand, Marina Emmanouil
(pages: 42-46)

A Methodology to Integrate Regulatory Expertise, Research and Education to Accelerate Biomedical Device Translation
Diana Easton
(pages: 47-52)

Active Learning through Smart Grid Model Site in Challenge Based Learning Course
Ellen A. Kalinga, Kwame S. Ibwe, Nerey H. Mvungi, Hannu Tenhunen
(pages: 53-64)

Non-Linear Static Analysis of Masonry Buildings under Seismic Actions
Maria Luisa Beconcini, Paolo Cioni, Pietro Croce, Paolo Formichi, Filippo Landi, Caterina Mochi
(pages: 65-70)

Toward an Engaging Hands-on Environment for a Beginning Networking and Security Class
Lopamudra Roychoudhuri
(pages: 71-76)

Designing Representations, Affecting Reality: A Meta-Model Proposal to Address the Question of Design Epistemology from the Perspective of Cognitive Science
Andrea Zammataro
(pages: 77-80)

Dielectrophoretic Movement of Cell around Surface Electrodes in Flow Channel
Yusuke Takahashi, Shigehiro Hashimoto, Manabu Watanabe
(pages: 81-87)


 

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Knowledge Integration and Inter-Disciplinary Communication in Action Research

Hahn Heidi Ann


In a plenary talk at WMSCI 2012 entitled “Planning for Action Research: Looking at Practice through a Different Lens,” this author asserted that behavioral science practitioners, often “back into” action research – they start out doing a process improvement or intervention and discover something along the way, i.e., generalizable knowledge, that seems worthwhile to share with their community of practice. It was further asserted that, had the efforts been conceived of as research from the outset, the contributions to the body of knowledge would be more robust and the utility of the projects would improve as well. This paper continues on that theme.

Action research and process improvement methods are briefly described and compared. A comparison of two Los Alamos National Laboratory engineering ethics training projects – one developed using a process improvement framework, the other using an action research framework – is put forth to provide evidence that use of a research “lens” can enhance behavioral science interventions and the knowledge that may result from them. The linkage between the Specifying Learning and Diagnosing stages of the Action Research Cycle provides one mechanism for integrating the knowledge gained into the product or process being studied and should provide a reinforcing loop that leads to continual improvement.

The collaborative relationships among researchers and the individual, group, or organization that is the subject of the imp rovement op p ortunity (the “client”), who are likely from very different backgrounds, and the interpretive epistemology that are among the hallmarks of action research also contribute to the quality of the knowledge gained. This paper closes with a discussion of how Inter-Disciplinary Communication is embedded within the action research paradigm and how this likely also enriches the knowledge gained.

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