MAKING SENSE OF SENSE-MAKING: From metatheory to substantive theory in the context of paranormal information seeking

Abstract

Sense-making theory has suffered from a lack of development. I claim that the reason for this state of affairs lies in two facts: 1) the theory has never been explicitly and systematically expounded and brought down to the empirical level step by step, and 2) there has been little discussion on the impact of empirical results on the theory, i.e. an explicit discussion of the assumed circular improvement of theorizing by data. The fuzziness of sense-making theory has apparently been such that it has even caused misunderstandings and misusages of the theory in some studies. Hence it might be appropriate to ask: what is the sense of the theory in question?

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@inproceedings{Kari2005MAKINGSO, title={MAKING SENSE OF SENSE-MAKING: From metatheory to substantive theory in the context of paranormal information seeking}, author={Jarkko Kari}, year={2005} }