Researching 'wicked' issues: messy world of community OR

Jackson, Jennifer (2012) Researching 'wicked' issues: messy world of community OR. In: Operational Research Conference , September 2012, Edinburgh University.

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Abstract

Health inequalities is considered a ‘wicked’ problem with the understanding of the problem that health inequalities poses subject to interacting causes and uncertain means of resolution of how to act within policy, organisations and academic debate. This paper focuses on a 5 year COR project and a healthy living centre partnership within a probation system and the messy issues that it represents. It explores how the notion of the practitioner/researcher entwines with concepts of research/action with the role of the OR participant constantly negotiated and questioned within the process. Ultimately it questions who the expert is and what is the problem that needs to be solved?

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Additional Information:Health inequalities is considered a ‘wicked’ problem with the understanding of the problem that health inequalities poses subject to interacting causes and uncertain means of resolution of how to act within policy, organisations and academic debate. This paper focuses on a 5 year COR project and a healthy living centre partnership within a probation system and the messy issues that it represents. It explores how the notion of the practitioner/researcher entwines with concepts of research/action with the role of the OR participant constantly negotiated and questioned within the process. Ultimately it questions who the expert is and what is the problem that needs to be solved?
Keywords:health inequality
Subjects:L Social studies > L510 Health & Welfare
L Social studies > L431 Health Policy
L Social studies > L540 Community Work
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:6413
Deposited By: Jennifer Jackson
Deposited On:03 Oct 2012 16:28
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 09:15

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