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Critical Realism as an Empirical Project: A Beginner's Guide

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This introductory chapter offers an introduction to critical realism to those who are new to the topic. It explains its key concepts in a straightforward manner and details how these concepts differ from those in competing ontological positions. It then details, at a high level, how a critical realist ontology is applied to empirical research and the potential difference that such an application can make.

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Author(s): O'Mahoney J, Vincent S

Editor(s): Edwards, PK; O'Mahoney, J; Vincent, S

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Studying Organizations Using Critical Realism: A Practical Guide

Year: 2014

Pages: 1-20

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Place Published: Oxford


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ISBN: 9780199665525