Promoting Research Between Communities of Practice

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Urwin, Gerry and Burgess, Stephen (2007) Promoting Research Between Communities of Practice. International Journal of Computers, Systems and Signals, 8 (2). pp. 27-35. ISSN 1608-5655

Abstract

One of the reasons that we conduct research is to provide a body of research findings and theories that can inform practitioners (Williamson 2000). This article highlights research approaches that are typically used to bridge the gap between two well-known communities of practice, the academic communities of practice, the academic community and the practitioner community. It examines how knowledge may be transferred between the two communities and then discusses two research approaches, action research and case studies that can be used to bridge the gap.

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4011
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Current > FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 8999 Other Information and Communication Services
Current > FOR Classification > 0807 Library and Information Studies
Keywords ResPubID15779. research methods, action research, case study research, case studies, communities of practice, academia, academic community, research promotion, research approaches, academic communities of practice, practitioner community, practitioners
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