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A taxonomy of research styles for the chartered surveying profession: Research into practice, for practice, and through practice

Chynoweth, P 2013, A taxonomy of research styles for the chartered surveying profession: Research into practice, for practice, and through practice , in: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Construction, Building, and Real Estate Conference (COBRA), 10th - 12th September 2013, New Delhi, India.

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Abstract

Recent years have seen the growth of an international research community which defines its research primarily in terms of its relevance to the surveying profession. Nevertheless, the nature of its relationship with the profession, and the precise mechanism by which its research is intended to contribute to practice are rarely articulated. This paper therefore presents a taxonomy of research styles within the field and discusses the significance of each in relation to practice. Research into practice is shown as making contributions to the profession’s disciplinary knowledge base, and to represent the majority of research currently undertaken. The paper identifies two other approaches that have largely been neglected but which also have valuable contributions to make. The first of these, research for practice, is shown as having the potential to deliver ready-made professional solutions that are capable of immediate implementation in practice. The second, research through practice, is seen as offering the unique possibility of capturing tacit knowledge from practice, and of making this available as part of the established corpus of professional knowledge.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design science, practice research, reflection, reflective practice, tacit knowledge
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Energy
Health and Wellbeing
Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Memory, Text and Place
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools
Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: Conference Proceedings, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Construction, Building, and Real Estate Conference (COBRA) New Delhi, India, 10th – 12th September 2013
Publisher: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Paul Chynoweth
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 17:29
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:12
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/30882

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