Criteria for Assessing Good Theory in Human Resource Development and Other Applied Disciplines from an Interpretive Perspective

@inproceedings{Lynham2007CriteriaFA,
  title={Criteria for Assessing Good Theory in Human Resource Development and Other Applied Disciplines from an Interpretive Perspective},
  author={Yvonna S. Lincoln Susan A. Lynham},
  year={2007}
}
  • Yvonna S. Lincoln Susan A. Lynham
  • Published 2007
Utilizing Patterson’s (1983) eight criteria for assessing theory in applied fields from a conventional (empirical-analytical) perspective, these criteria are evaluated and where applicable reconstructed from an interpretive (social constructivist) perspective of theory building research and assessment. Four additional criteria are proposed and described, namely, compellingness, saturation, prompt to action, and fittingness. The task of developing such criteria from different paradigms of… CONTINUE READING

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