Ethnography, the root of which is from the Greek ἔθνος ethnos meaning “folk, people, nation”, is widely practiced in anthropology, sociology and other social sciences that focus on human communication or the study of cultures. In a process known as participant observation, researchers embed themselves in the communities in at least some kind of marginal […]
If you haven’t seen the glorious three series of Derry Girls then, if you do nothing else, watch this extract before reading further. The Catholic girls are being forced into a peace and reconciliation process with the Protestant boys facilitated by a trendy priest and watched over by a cynical Nun (the best character in […]
I’ve talked about granularity on many occasions and looking back to my original knowledge management work the idea was there as well – collections of micro-narrative not stories, multiple small projects with coherence rather than a grand strategy and so on. That was during the period when complexity theory was starting to appear on the periphery […]
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