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The social sciences struggle to be relevant. can action-oriented research help?

French, Max and Hawkins, Melissa (2020) The social sciences struggle to be relevant. can action-oriented research help? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (25 Sep 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

How can the social sciences bridge the divide between abstract theory and idiomatic practice? Max French and Melissa Hawkins propose that one approach following this middle-way is ‘action oriented research’ (AOR). In this post they outline what AOR is and how it can make a strong claim as a route to relevance for the applied social sciences whilst also advancing academic theory. However, to play this role well, it needs to achieve clear standards of quality and clarify its pathway to impact.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2020 12:42
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2020 12:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106852

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