Project Management Institute

The link research--practice

a matter of "ingenium" (part 1)

Researchers and practitioners alike have long sought a method for connecting research and practice. This editorial--the first in a series of three--discusses how four levels of perception (paradigmatic, epistemological, ontological, and metaphysical) can help project professionals transfer the lessons they learn from research into practice, and from practice into research. In doing so, it examines the purpose of the first level of perception, the paradigmatic. (The three other levels are examined in the three editorials comprising this series.) It examines this level of perception in relation to forming a Gestalt of Weltanschauung, defining the four elements composing its hermeneutic circle: Wahrnehmung, Verstehen, Ethos, and Praxis.
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