The Study of Evaluative Inquiry within a Business Context: Social Learning Processes, Team-Level Infrastructure, and Guidelines for Practical Application
Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
School of Education
This three-article dissertation presents complementary perspectives on applying an Evaluative Inquiry (EI) within a business setting. Evaluative Inquiry is an inquiry model of organizational learning which blends evaluation and social learning processes to promote individual, team, and organizational learning and occurs within a broader organizational infrastructure. The first article details findings from a case study of participants engaged in EI, exploring how they engaged in social learning processes and how these enabled individual, team, and organizational learning outcomes. The second article details findings from the same case study but examines how engaging in the EI process generated and promoted infrastructural components (e.g. culture, leadership, communication, and systems and structures) at the team rather than organizational level. The third article describes my experience in implementing EI and provides recommendations to learning professionals and practitioners in using the EI process in their own setting.
Paydon, Marie Elizabeth, "The Study of Evaluative Inquiry within a Business Context: Social Learning Processes, Team-Level Infrastructure, and Guidelines for Practical Application" (2019). Dissertations. 3363.
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