WE ASSUME YOU HAVE READ Chapters 1 through 11 and have now landed here at Chapter 12—our closing effort. Our minds rang with the regular refrain offered by our mutual Italian-American friend: “Whatcha gonna do?” For sure, “What are we going to do?” was exactly what we thought as we approached this concluding chapter.
• Provide an emotional appeal? No!
• Summarize the book? No!
• Look to the future? No!
• Give some solid advice for your next steps? Yes!
Our goal for this last chapter is to offer some practical advice for moving ahead with your theory-building endeavor.
The General Method of Theory Building in Applied Disciplines Developing (Figure 12.1) has been detailed for the purpose of advancing both theory and ...