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The project is in fact continually redefined as the researcher interacts with the reality studied (Le Moigne, 1995). Because of this conjectural aspect of the constructivist process of constructing knowledge, the research problem only appears after the researcher has enacted a clear vision of the project and has stabilized his or her own construction of reality. Thus, as in the interpretative research approach, the constructivist’s research problem is only fully elaborated at the end of the research process.
Organization is a culture Organizations are to be understood as cultures. This paradigm promotes a view of organizations as expressive forms, manifestations of human consciousness (Smircich, 1983). Organizations have a culture Organizations are seen as social instruments that produce goods and services, and, as a by-product, they also produce distinctive cultural artifacts such as rituals, legends, and ceremonies (Smircich, 1983). Language, symbols, myths, stories, and rituals are taken as cultural artifacts.
3). The nature of the knowledge sought and of the research problem in the positivist epistemology imply that, in the research process, the research problem should be external to scientific activity. Ideally, the research problem is independent of the process that led the researcher to pose it. The research problem then serves as a guide to the elaboration of the architecture and methodology of the research. 2 An interpretativist approach For interpretativists, reality is essentially mental and perceived – the phenomenological hypothesis – and the researcher and the subjects studied interact with each other – the hypothesis of interactivity (Hudson and Ozanne, 1988).