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Practice-informed research: An alternative paradigm for scholastic enquiry in the built environment

Chynoweth, P 2013, 'Practice-informed research: An alternative paradigm for scholastic enquiry in the built environment' , Property Management, 31 (5) , pp. 435-452.

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This paper introduces the concept of practice-informed research. It offers this as an alternative approach to scholarship that has the potential to increase the relevance of research within universities, and to generate an increased level of dialogue between academics and practitioners. The article demonstrates the long academic pedigree of the proposed approach through an examination of established theoretical perspectives. It seeks to encourage debate about the legitimacy of academic research in a vocational subject area, and to encourage the adoption of a greater breadth of research approaches within the built environment subject area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mode 2, phronesis, practitioner research, practice-based research, practice-led research, relevance gap, research-practice divide, tacit knowledge, techne.
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: Property Management
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0263-7472
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Paul Chynoweth
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2013 16:17
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:54

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