Title

Looking Across the Levels: Participation on the Fourth of July

Presenter Information

Stacy Frauwirth
Donald Fogelberg

Start Time

7-10-2006 4:10 PM

End Time

7-10-2006 5:15 PM

Abstract

Proposed Focus of Forum and its Importance to the Study of Occupation: Through this forum, we propose to continue the discussion on the use of complexity science as an organizing framework for research within SO by presenting on a research project that simultaneously explored the phenomena of holiday occupations across the multiple levels of analysis: individual, group, and population. By presenting a research project that was explicitly designed using a hierarchical framework based in complex systems theory, we hope to discuss emerging findings on the practical utility of the framework to develop and focus so research questions and organize research date. The use of actual data will also provide the opportunity to examine the types and nature of occupations at each level, unique characteristics of occupation at the different levels of analysis, and the interrelatedness and influence between the levels. Lastly, this forum provides an opportunity to explore methodological issues when studying occupations at the group and population levels. Rationale and Aims of the forum: The foal of the forum is to present on research designed using an evolving complexity-science based framework in a setting that allows for comprehensive discussion and feedback on theory and methodology.

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Looking Across the Levels: Participation on the Fourth of July

Proposed Focus of Forum and its Importance to the Study of Occupation: Through this forum, we propose to continue the discussion on the use of complexity science as an organizing framework for research within SO by presenting on a research project that simultaneously explored the phenomena of holiday occupations across the multiple levels of analysis: individual, group, and population. By presenting a research project that was explicitly designed using a hierarchical framework based in complex systems theory, we hope to discuss emerging findings on the practical utility of the framework to develop and focus so research questions and organize research date. The use of actual data will also provide the opportunity to examine the types and nature of occupations at each level, unique characteristics of occupation at the different levels of analysis, and the interrelatedness and influence between the levels. Lastly, this forum provides an opportunity to explore methodological issues when studying occupations at the group and population levels. Rationale and Aims of the forum: The foal of the forum is to present on research designed using an evolving complexity-science based framework in a setting that allows for comprehensive discussion and feedback on theory and methodology.