Complex Systems Research in Educational Psychology: Aligning Theory and Method
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The purpose of this work is to provide an overview of complex systems research for educational psychologists. We outline a philosophically and theoretically sourced definition of complex systems research organized around complex, dynamic, and emergent ontological characteristics that is useful and appropriate for educational psychology. A complex systems approach is positioned as a means to align underexplored elements of existing theory with appropriate interaction dominant theoretical models, research methods, and equation-based analytic techniques. We conclude with a brief discussion of several foundational topics for complex systems research in educational psychology.
Hilpert, J. C.,
Marchand, G. C.
Complex Systems Research in Educational Psychology: Aligning Theory and Method.