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Sage Research Methods: Design and plan your research project. Learn how to define your research topic, review the literature, develop a researchable question, collect, analyze and interpret data.
"Design thinking is a framework to generate innovative solutions through creative problem-solving". "The course has five modules: Empathy, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test. Each module represents a stage in the Design Thinking process. For each module, there is material for you to watch, listen, read and do, with activities to help bring it all to life". This course was created by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation.
"Systems thinking is an approach to understanding and improving complex issues and situations. It attempts to deal with these as wholes rather than through the reductionism of conventional science. Reductionism understands complex issues by examining smaller and smaller parts. Systems thinking sees the whole as different from the sum of its parts, because of the interactions between the parts. The issue for systems thinkers then becomes one of defining a relevant whole". Coghlan, D., & Brydon-Miller, M. (2014). The SAGE encyclopedia of action research (Vols. 1-2). London, : SAGE Publications Ltd.