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Research on intuition using intuition

Dörfler, Viktor and Eden, Colin (2014) Research on intuition using intuition. In: Handbook of Research Methods on Intuition. Handbooks of Research Methods in Management Series . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 264-276. ISBN 9781782545989

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Intuition is accepted in the case of practising managers as well as scientists. Why it is not accepted then in the case of scholars who are studying the intuition of those managers and scientists? In this chapter we offer some tentative answers, with the aim of being thought-provoking. Drawing on our research into the cognitive complexity of Nobel Laureates, we introduce a method that explicitly acknowledges rather than denies the role of intuition. This method emerged as we started to experiment with making sense of our rich data obtained from 19 unstructured in-depth interviews.