Enquiry Pull Research: An Ethnomethodological Approach to Lean Construction Research or a Lean Approach to Ethnomethodological Research

John Rooke1, David Seymour2, Lauri Koskela3, Sven Bertelsen4, Robert Owen5 & Martin Cleary6

1Research Fellow, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford; UK. Phone +44 161 295 4366, j.a.rooke@eml.cc.
2Visiting Professor, School of the Built Environment, Birmingham City University, seymour.de@googlemail.com.
3Professor, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford; UK. Phone +44 161 295 7960, l.j.koskela@salford.ac.uk
4Consulting Engineer, External Lecturer, Danish Technical University, Roennebaervej 10, app 108, 2840 Holte, DK Denmark, Phone +45 4542 4705, sven@bertelsen.org
5Senior Research Fellow, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford; UK. Phone
6Post-Graduate Researcher, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford; UK. Phone

Abstract

This paper assembles some principals from three strands of thought: lean theory; ethnomethodology; and Wittgensteinian philosophy. These are considered with a view to their impact on research design and used here as a basis for an initial exploration of a candidate research topic, in order to illustrate this impact. Principles of Lean Theory are considered, along with those from Wittgensteinian social enquiry and Ethnomethodology, in order to suggest a strategy for Lean Research. These are applied to the intial consideration of a candidate research topic, in order to illustrate the argument.

Keywords

research methodology, TFV theory, Wittgenstein, ethnomethodology,

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Rooke, J. , Seymour, D. , Koskela, L. , Bertelsen, S. , Owen, R. & Cleary, M. 2008, 'Enquiry Pull Research: An Ethnomethodological Approach to Lean Construction Research or a Lean Approach to Ethnomethodological Research' In:, Tzortzopoulos, P. & Kagioglou, M., 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Manchester, UK, 16-18 Jul 2008. pp 73-82

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