What is Research?

Subjects: Education, Research, Art, Study & Teaching
Imprint: A2RU Intervals
Open Access : 9781607855873, 48 pages, 48 pages, 8.5 x 11, September 2019
Paperback : 9781607855927, 48 pages, 48 pages, 8.5 x 11, December 2019
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Eight epistemologies to characterize research that spans traditional activities and new practices — shaping how people will come to understand the world in the century ahead.

Because faculty and students have so many wide-ranging experiences, academic trajectories, and disciplinary backgrounds, they don’t necessarily have the same set of concepts in mind when it comes to talking about research, what it means, or how it’s done. For many, “research” is an abstract, culturally constructed concept. With many different definitions and experiences, it can be critical to build a shared foundation for understanding — especially when issues of “what counts” as knowledge, tenure and promotion, and research process are at stake.