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Journal Article

Matrix‑Collage: An Innovative Methodology for Qualitative Inquiry in Social Systems  pp8-27

Ehsan Soltanifar, Manochehr Ansari

© Sep 2016 Volume 14 Issue 1, Editor: Ann Brown, pp1 - 70

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Abstract: This study developed a framework for qualitative inquiry and administration of social systems. It describes the mechanisms that decision‑makers, such as the police detectives, military commanders, and transformative managers use in their problem solving initiatives. First, the framework was reviewed and constructed for: (1) the theory of qualitative data analysis; (2) problem solving process; and (3) the correlation matrices. Then, based on 14 Points, an extracted framework and its methodology are presented. Finally, a manifest (praxis) is introduced for the framework developed for a project in development planning. This innovative framework can be used for policy‑making, qualitative data analysis, or problem solving and administration of social systems.


Keywords: Keywords: data classification and analysis, framework analysis, land-use planning, problem solving, qualitative data analysis, qualitative methods


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