The SAGE Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice is the first major survey of innovations in professional practice emerging from a social constructionist orientation to social science. This key perspective has been unique in its stimulation of pioneering practices over a broad number of professions. This volume offers insights into the latest developments in theory, showcases the range and variations in practical outcomes, while pointing to emerging directions of development. The Handbook focuses on hands-on practices, while offering the theoretical tools for further enriching their application. The authors are leading figures in their fields, including organizational development, therapy, healthcare, education, research, and community building. The volume will be particularly useful for students, scholars, professional practitioners, and change makers from across the globe. PART ONE: Introduction; PART TWO: Research Practices; PART THREE: Practices in Therapeutic Professions; PART FOUR: Practices in Organizational Development; PART FIVE: Practices in Education; PART SIX: Practices in Healthcare; and PART SEVEN: Community Practices.

Research as Innovation: An Invitation to Creative and Imaginative Inquiry Processes

Research as Innovation: An Invitation to Creative and Imaginative Inquiry Processes

Research as innovation: an invitation to creative and imaginative inquiry processes
Celiane Camargo-Borges Sheila McNamee

Much has been written in the past few decades questioning whether or not the scientific research tradition is the best one for exploring and understanding the social world (Law, 2004; Parker, 2005; McNamee and Hosking, 2012). Particularly today, in our technological, globalized, and interconnected world, the ability of traditional research methods to address complex matters is called into question (Camargo-Borges, 2018a; Hilary, 2000; Karakas, 2009; Nowotny et al., 2008). This questioning is not focused on whether or not the scientific research tradition is right or wrong; the question is whether this research tradition ...

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