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Little Heresies Seminar Series13

Heresy #13: Complexity and method: bridging the divide

Heretic: Luke Craven, University of Sydney (12 May 2016).

Luke explored the problems associated with trying to uncover causal relationships in complex systems using traditional qualitative interview techniques.

Using examples drawn from his own research into food poverty, he explored how systems mapping can be combined with focus group techniques to analyse the strengths of different patterns of relationships within complex systems. He used these techniques to identify the most common patterns of relationship within systems, in addition to unusual and idiosyncratic ones.

Listen to Heresy #13: Complexity and method: bridging the divide.