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ERIC Number: EJ809309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0026-4695
The Idea of "Basic Research" in Language and Practice
Calvert, Jane
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, v42 n3 p251-268 Sep 2004
Today, there is increasing concern about the health of "basic research", yet considerable disagreement about its definition. This paper examines the way in which the term is used in everyday practice. Drawing upon interviews with British and American scientists and policy-makers, we identify six different definitions currently in use. Given the utility and flexibility of the concept, it is useful to ask what function it serves, and whether we should develop new terminology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States