Müller K. H. (2015) The multiple faces of reflexive research designs. Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics 13(6): 87–98. https://cepa.info/2791
The multiple faces of reflexive research designs.
Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics 13(6): 87–98.
Fulltext at https://cepa.info/2791
Reflexive research can be grouped into five clusters with circular relations between two elements x ↔ x, namely circular relations between observers, between scientific building blocks like concepts, theories or models, between systemic levels, between rules and rule systems or as circular relations or x ↔ y between these four components. By far the most important cluster is the second cluster which becomes reflexive through a re-entry operation RE into a scientific element x and which establishes its circular formation as x(x). Many of the research problems in these five clusters in reflexivity research are still unexplored and pose grand challenges for future research.