[B] Social physics: How good ideas spread-the lessons from a new science
Pentland, A. (2014). Penguin.
Social physics deals with the flow of ideas and the way human social networks disseminate ideas and transform them into behaviors. Humans leave a digital trace of such magnitude, that the amount of new information we have about human activity is a bast field of research. +
[B] Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches
Creswell, J. W. (2013). Sage publications.
Es presenten els mètodes de recerca, els aspectes ètics, l’aproximació teòrica i la combinació de mètodes de recerca. +
[p] The knowledge-creating theory revisited: knowledge creation as a synthesizing process
Nonaka, I., & Toyama, R. (2003). Knowledge management research & practice 1(1)
Knowledge creation can be conceptualized as a dialectical process, in which various contradictions are synthesized through dynamic interactions among individuals, the organization, and the environment. +
[n] Truth, damn truth & open data.
Anyone can download a spreadsheet with the nearly 40.000 violations of hygiene listed throughout all NY restaurants inspected by the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. Such data will describe how schools or hospitals perform, how restaurants or any other public service accomplish their duties or how mayor candidates spend their campaign budget. +
[n] Design Research: driver for innovation.
Design may be an excellent link to connect knowledge production and companies. Difficulties to approach technological research with market are well known and are more significant when the size of the company is not large. +