Impact of Appreciative Inquiry on Research: Experiences, Reflections and Thoughts for the Future



1 Introduction

5 About our Contributors

8 Why Appreciative Inquiry is Unlikely to Generate Research Publications

12 Back to Basics: Appreciating Appreciative Inquiry as Not ‘Normal’ Science

17 Appreciative Inquiry as a Process of Generative Theory Building

20 Towards an Appreciative Meta-Inquiry

25 An Appreciative Inquiry into the Role of AI in Research: Findings Regarding an Analysis of Six Cases

30 Appreciative Inquiry at Work – Lessons from Case Study Research for AI Practitioners and their Clients

36 Designing Research with a Positive Lens

42 Using AI and Grounded Theory as a Methodological Framework for Developing Care in Schools

44 Older-People-Researchers’ Views of Appreciative Inquiry

47 Making Magic Doing Research

49 Stakeholder Development and Research through Appreciative

52 Evaluating SCIE Partners’ Council Using Appreciative Inquiry


Author: Jan Reed 

Jan trained as a nurse and worked with older people while completing a Ph.D. As a university professor and researcher, she continued to work with older people and went to AI workshops with them. Upon retirement she has been able to dedicate more time to her practice as a Zen Buddhist. E:

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Author: Lena Holmberg 

Lena Holmberg has a PhD in Educational Research, worked as a consultant and manager in an IT company and started the AI consulting company Apprino. With Jan Reed, she was guest editor of the November issue of the AI Practitioner in 2007 that focused on AI and research. E:

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