The purpose of this article is to explore the future development of Integral metatheory and to contextualize the absence of a formal method within a general framework for describing an integral meta-studies. The importance of method is discussed within an integral cycle of learning model that shows why method plays such a crucial role in metatheory building and in scientific disciplines in general. An overview of integral meta-studies is presented to contextualise the discussion of method.
MARK EDWARDS is a psychologist with a Masters degree in developmental psychology and a Ph.D. (distinction) in organisation theory from the University of Western Australia, one of the pre-eminent universities in Australia. He has worked with people with disabilities for more than 20 years. He is currently tutoring in strategic management and human resource management courses in the Business School at UWA. His academic publications have been in the areas of futures studies, leadership, management and organisation theory, and integral metatheory.