Observing observations empirically: methodological innovations in applied sociocybernetics

Heinrich W. Ahlemeyer (ISYS Institute for Systemic Social Research, Münster, Westfalen, Germany)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Publication date: 1 August 1997

Abstract

Discusses the differences between systemic social research and conventional, non‐systemic empirical research. Outlines paradigmatically the major stages, methodological decisions and results of an empirical project. Focuses on intimate communication and AIDS prevention. Distinguishes four different intimate system types. These system types are shown to influence the risk management of an HIV infection. Sociocybernetic empirical research implies typically systemic approaches in the major phases of the research process: reframing; observing observations; selecting and distinguishing; and intervening indirectly.

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Ahlemeyer, H. (1997), "Observing observations empirically: methodological innovations in applied sociocybernetics", Kybernetes, Vol. 26 No. 6/7, pp. 641-660. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684929710169816

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1997, MCB UP Limited

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