CHAPTER FORTY-TWO

USING RESEARCH FINDINGS IN PRACTICE

From Knowledge Acquisition to Application

Daniel Druckman

A noticeable trend toward multimethod research is evident in the fields of conflict management and resolution. This may be due to the complexity of the problems that confront researchers and practitioners, as well as the overlap with related fields, each emphasizing a particular mode of inquiry. It is due also to an increasing recognition that conflict is best understood from both general and specific perspectives: the general perspective focuses on shared features of different conflicts; the specific perspective seeks to understand conflict within its local context. Although the perspectives are complementary, they are also a source ...

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