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dc.contributor.authorHolt, GD
dc.contributor.authorGoulding, JS
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-02T09:37:19Z
dc.date.available2020-01-02T09:37:19Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-05
dc.identifier.citationHolt, G. and Goulding, J. (2017) The “ological-triad”: considerations for construction management research, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 15(3), pp. 286-304. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-03-2016-0019en
dc.identifier.issn1726-0531en
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/JEDT-03-2016-0019en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/622975
dc.description.abstract© 2017, © Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: This paper aims to consider an “-ological” (ontological, epistemological and methodological) triad in the context of construction management (CM) research, and to explore the triad in terms of ontological/epistemological viewpoints, paradigmatic approaches to CM research and, ultimately, CM methodological decisions. Design/methodology/approach: Derivation of critical narrative and graphical models using literature synthesis combined with experiential, methodological views of the authors. Findings: Conceptions of ontology, epistemology and methodology (the “ological-triad”) demonstrate high variability – resultantly, their use in CM research is equally inconsistent, sometimes questionable and, in the extreme, sometimes overlooked. Accordingly, this study concludes that greater recognition of the “ological-triad” is called for in CM research, especially at the design stage. A framework for doing this is proffered. Originality/value: Combined study of the “ologies” within CM research uniquely consolidates previous disparate knowledge into a single, cogent, subject-specific discourse that, inter-alia, both informs and illuminates CM research challenges. It also encourages critical debate on the issues highlighted.en
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dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JEDT-03-2016-0019/full/htmlen
dc.subjectresearchen
dc.subjectmethodologyen
dc.subjectparadigmen
dc.subjectontologyen
dc.subjectepistemologyen
dc.subjectWorldviewen
dc.titleThe “ological-triad”: considerations for construction management researchen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Engineering, Design and Technologyen
dc.date.updated2019-12-24T07:48:51Z
dc.date.accepted2017-01-05
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW02012020JGen
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-01-02en
dc.source.volume15
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage286
dc.source.endpage304
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