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It usually takes three of us, a few beers and a lot of imagination: a qualitative exploration of what it means and takes to do research

It usually takes three of us, a few beers and a lot of imagination: a qualitative exploration of what it means and takes to do research

Balaam, Madeline, Davies, Rosamund, Dade-Robertson, Martyn and Fraser, Mike (2014) It usually takes three of us, a few beers and a lot of imagination: a qualitative exploration of what it means and takes to do research. In: Williams, Alison, Jones, Derek and Robertson, Judy, (eds.) BITE: Recipes for Remarkable Research. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam / Boston / Taipei, pp. 14-23. ISBN 978-94-6209-584-7

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Abstract

The term 'research' is a broad one and different academic disciplines have quite different understandings of what it constitutes. A lack of commonality across disciplines, over research methodologies and the status of knowledge, means that it can be hard to conceptualize academic research within a single framework. Such a framework is vital, however, if interdisciplinary projects are to succeed, research is to be properly supported and internal and external HE research agendas are to be met. Our research shows that looking beyond arguments of epistemology and investigating research as a human practice leads to a more integrated understanding of research as a process. We propose that the facilitation of research needs to be informed by a holistic view of the timespace of research.

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Additional Information: [1] ISBN 978-94-6209-582-3 (paperback); ISBN 978-94-6209-583-0 (hardback); ISBN 978-94-6209-584-7 (e-book). [2] Chapter in the book, BITE: Recipes for Remarkable Research, which is freely available online as an Open Access publication (available at the official URL provided). However, note from Sense Publishers: "No part of this work may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, microfilming, recording or otherwise, without written permission from the Publisher, with the exception of any material supplied specifically for the purpose of being entered and executed on a computer system, for exclusive use by the purchaser of the work."
Uncontrolled Keywords: research, time, space, timespace, creative practice,
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Digital Arts Research & Enterprise
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts
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Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 11:39
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11474

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