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The Word-A.C.A.I.D System: A Methodology Framework for Postgraduate Research Praxis

Version 1 : Received: 30 October 2019 / Approved: 31 October 2019 / Online: 31 October 2019 (10:09:54 CET)

How to cite: Lebese, M.S. The Word-A.C.A.I.D System: A Methodology Framework for Postgraduate Research Praxis. Preprints 2019, 2019100371 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201910.0371.v1). Lebese, M.S. The Word-A.C.A.I.D System: A Methodology Framework for Postgraduate Research Praxis. Preprints 2019, 2019100371 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201910.0371.v1).

Abstract

This presentation is based on the article I wrote ((Lebese, 2018) where the A.C.A.I.D system was confirmed as directing human behavior in all situations. The A.C.A.I.D concept is an acronym. A stands for Attention, C for Consideration, A for Action, I for Internalisation and D for duplication. I developed the system over a period of twenty years as an impirical study, to answer a question: Why do I do what I do when I do what I do? Every behavior I exhibited followed specific steps from idea through to duplication. Once completed, I unobtrusively checked if other human beings behaved similarly. Without fail I observed that the A.C.A.I.D is a system that all humans knowingly and unknowingly follow. Through the system I could easily predict how the learners I was teaching could behave in particular situations. Also, I could assist learners who wanted change in their behaviors to know at what stage in the system that change was possible.The postgraduate scholar behaves in a predetermined manner in the research activity. Those behaviors follow an accepted protocol which invariably goes through all the stages of the A.C.A.I.D system. It starts with an idea through to the duplication step which I call “The idea on legs”. When it gets to this stage, it goes back to the beginning and sold as an idea. The system is cyclical.The A.C.A.I.D system as a framework helps the postgraduate researcher to follow an acceptable research praxis from idea interrogation through all the stages. This helps the researcher to follow acceptable predictable methodologis through research.

Subject Areas

A.C.A.I.D; framework; methodology; postgraduate; research praxis

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