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The problem of dealing with unknowns does not reside in any one discipline. Instead, it inhabits many disciplines. Nearly all disciplines and practice domains have perspectives on the unknown, and their perspectives employ methods ranging from mathematics to discourse analysis. These perspectives are, however, fragmented and specific to their discipline’s linguistic-conceptual frameworks. Thus, researchers and […]
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This taxonomy distinguishes between passive and active ignorance. Passive ignorance involves areas that we are ignorant of, whereas active ignorance refers to areas we ignore. The term ‘error’ is used for the unknowns encompassed by passive ignorance and ‘irrelevance’ for active ignorance. Each of these terms is then further divided into other kinds of ignorance […]
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This overview of unknowns provides a portal to many topics, including how different disciplines and domains perceive unknowns, the socially constructed nature of unknowns, the diversity of unknowns, distinguishing between unknowns, metaphors and unknowns, morals and unknowns, and managing unknowns. It is primarily a portal to the work of Michael Smithson, but references the research […]
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The matrix below provides a useful way of distinguishing between three primary categories of unknowns. The most familiar is ignorance that we are aware of, the ‘known unknowns’. Most research addresses this kind of ignorance, seeking to fill known knowledge gaps. Another kind of unknown is knowledge that we do not know we have, the […]
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Six main features of values are described: “Values are beliefs linked inextricably to affect. When values are activated, they become infused with feeling”. “Values refer to desirable goals that motivate action.” “Values transcend specific actions and situations. … This feature distinguishes values from norms and attitudes that usually refer to specific actions, objects, or situations.” […]
Purpose: To provide an easy-to-understand, brief overview of  ‘wicked problems’ which are complex problems that defy easy solutions.  Description: Wicked problems are highly complex problems. Examples include: environmental degradation, climate change, multicultural integration, cybersecurity, sprawling mega cities, political gridlock, poverty, inequality and food security. A wicked problem is a dysfunctionality within a complex system. They […]
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This resource presents “…core skills of effective writing, how to write for scientific publication, and how to write for advocacy. Writing for Change will enhance your capacity to write in ways that promote action from your target audience. It is full of practical exercises and examples from the field of international development. A resource centre […]

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