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Hicks, Diana; Holbrook, J. Britt – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2020
Should philosophy help address the problems of non-philosophers or should it be something isolated both from other disciplines and from the lay public? This question became more than academic for philosophers working in UK universities with the introduction of societal impact assessment in the national research evaluation exercise, the REF. Every…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Role, Intellectual Disciplines, College Faculty
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Wright, Claire; Ville, Simon – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2017
Interdisciplinary research is frequently viewed as an important component of the research landscape through its innovative ability to integrate knowledge from different areas. However, support for interdisciplinary research is often strategic rhetoric, with policy-makers and universities frequently adopting practices that favour disciplinary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Research, Innovation
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Miettinen, Reijo; Tuunainen, Juha; Esko, Terhi – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2015
Because of the gross difficulties in measuring the societal impact of academic research, qualitative approaches have been developed in the last decade mostly based on forms of interaction between university and other societal stakeholders. In this paper, we suggest a framework for qualitative analysis based on the distinction between three…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Qualitative Research, Epistemology, Social Problems