Sensemaking In information science the term is most often written as "sense-making." In both cases, the concept has been used to bring together insights drawn from philosophy, sociology, and cognitive science (especially social psychology). Sensemaking research is therefore often presented as an interdisciplinary research programme. Sensemaking and information systems Dervin (1983, 1992, 1996) has investigated individual sensemaking, developing theories underlying the "cognitive gap" that individuals experience when attempting to make sense of observed data. After the seminal paper on sensemaking in the Human-Computer interaction field in 1993, there was a great deal of activity around the understanding of how to design interactive systems for sensemaking. Klein et al. (2006b) have presented a theory of sensemaking as a set of processes that is initiated when an individual or organization recognizes the inadequacy of their current understanding of events. In organizations
Comment Welcome to Seeing Statistics Comment It's (Beyond) Time to Drop the Terms Causal-Comparative and Correlational Research It's (Beyond) Time to Drop the Terms Causal-Comparative and Correlational Research in Education Burke Johnson University of South Alabama Instructional Design & Development Program Abstract Presentations of causal-comparative and correlational research methods in educational research textbooks are critiqued. The first major contention in this paper is that, ceteris paribus, causal-comparative research is neither better nor worse than correlational research in establishing evidence of causality. What is the Issue? Authors of several popular educational research methods books make a distinction between two nonexperimental methods called causal-comparative research and correlational research (e.g., Charles, 1995; Fraenkel & Wallen, 1996; Gay, 1996; Martella, Nelson, & Marchand-Martella, 1999). Charles (1998) says, "Causal-comparative research strongly suggests cause and effect..." To illustrate the point about variable scaling, consider the following example. Figure 1. Conclusion References 1.
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