An Integral Approach to the Buffett Phenomenon

A Proposed Mixed Methods Study

Published: June 1, 2008
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By Edward Kelly

The "Buffett phenomenon" refers to investor Warren Buffett's extraordinary success over the past 50 years. The author uses a comprehensive research process to examine the Buffett phenomenon.

Applying AQAL to the Quantitative/Qualitative Debate in Social Sciences Research

Published: January 1, 2008
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By Timothy G. Black

The author argues that the debate between the relative merits and scientific credibility of quantitative versus qualitative methods in the social sciences is predicated on confusion regarding the definitions of three key terms: empiricism, paradigm, and validation.

Integral Ecological Research

Using IMP to Examine Animal Consciousness and Sustainability

Published: January 1, 2008
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By Sean Esbjörn-Hargens

This article assumes a working knowledge of Integral Methodological Pluralism (IMP). The field of Integral Research is introduced, followed by a discussion of how different approaches to ecology use different methods of inquiry. To illustrate IMP’s ability to provide a framework for mixed methods research, the author examines two exemplars from the fields of animal consciousness and sustainability.

On Operationalizing Aspects of Altitude

An Introduction to the Lectical Assessment System for Integral Researchers

Published: January 1, 2008
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By Zachary Stein and Katie Heikkinen

The goal of this article is to introduce Integral researchers to the Lectical Assessment System (LAS). The LAS is a domain general measure of development that can be used to create a variety of psychographs as part of a unified methodological approach.

Press Play to Grow!

Designing Video Games as “Trojan Horses” to Catalyze and Integrate Human Development

Published: June 1, 2010
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By Moses Silbiger

This article explores the potential of video games as an interactive entertainment medium with unprecedented capacities for enacting novel educational and developmental practices.

Integral Research, by Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer

Book Review

Published: June 1, 2010
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By Lauren Tenney

Commentary and review of "Integral Research: A Global Approach towards Social Science Research Leading to Social Innovation" (TRANS4M, 2008).