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Sandpits can develop cross-disciplinary projects, but funders need to be as open-minded as researchers

Maxwell, Kate, Benneworth, Paul and Siefkes, Martin (2018) Sandpits can develop cross-disciplinary projects, but funders need to be as open-minded as researchers. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (15 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The research “sandpit”, where a cross-disciplinary group of academics and practitioners come together for a short time to create new projects around a given theme, is gaining ground as a way to foster innovation and creativity in research design. While sandpits can spark ideas for novel projects better suited to tackling grand challenges and urgent questions, research from Kate Maxwell, Paul Benneworth, and Martin Siefkes suggests that until funders are as open-minded as participating researchers are expected to be, the transformative potential of this method will not be realised.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2018 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: 19 Mar 2021 15:42
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 00:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109268

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