Social Identity Complexity at the Workplace

I have been interested for a long time in teams and how they functioning. Over time, I specialized in the topic of knowledge sharing: Why do certain people share and other’s not? And what does need to happen for shared knowledge to be processes and transformed by team members. At the beginning of my PhD I thought…

Delphi study: Asking the Experts

As a PhD candidate in the Netherlands, we have to develop and execute four studies and publish them in journals listed on SSCI index. Some PhD when they start now exactly the content of the four studies, whereas for others every study is built up on findings of the previous one. In my case, I had…

The Delphi Ordeal: How I got into qualitative research

I’m trained in quantitative methods. During my whole education, qualitative research never entered the picture. It was looked down and if interviews are done, you wouldn’t look for themes or patterns, but you’ll end up counting the concepts mentioned and base your analyses on frequencies. When I did my first qualitative study (interviews) in 2009…

Impression that Last (Sunbelt2014)

The poster  “Impression that Last” presents initial results on the impact of social identity on a team’s information seeking network. The findings are based on a slice of my data. The full data set contains information about several teams over 3 time waves. Several networks are collected (knowledge, valuing, information allocation and information retrieval). The…

A sketch of my PhD model

“What’s your model? ” asked the professor in a course handing me a whiteboard marker and gesturing to stand-up and go draw it – visible for everyone. Now four years later I find myself in the same situation, trying to get my thinking across to my supervisor and promoters. So here the building blocks of…

Chaos in Expertise Research

This is a follow-up on my first post “What is adaptive expertise”. It’s a try to organize my thoughts about expertise research, see what it is all about, and where does adaptive expertise fit into it. I struggled with that question while writing my review study, struggled even more after a couple of short talks…

What is Adaptive Expertise

When I came across the term Adaptive Expertise  while writing my PhD research proposal, I thought “yes, that’s it.” So I digged deeper trying to find the article in which the term was originally termed. Hatano and Inagaki (1986) came up with it after their observations. A very good description of Adaptive expertise, related to…