Transcending the relevance gap: The accelerated practitioner research approach

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/555972
Title:
Transcending the relevance gap: The accelerated practitioner research approach
Authors:
Wall, Tony
Abstract:
Within Academe, business and community engagement professionals still report the challenges of working with practitioners outside of Academe. Mintzberg referred to this as a consequence of ‘the relevance gap’ between the knowledge (and practices) produced within universities, and that which is understood and appreciated outside of them. This still seems to be the case globally, certainly within business disciplines (and is no doubt wider in social science research). However, pockets of excellence which actively facilitate pragmatic research have emerged, which go beyond ‘applied’ research approaches, locating the site of knowledge produce within individual practice settings. Even more scarce, is the pedagogic research of practices which facilitate this type of research. This paper specifically focuses on the pedagogic research of facilitating pragmatic research with individuals, drawing on ongoing grounded, action research. It reports the resulting model that has come to be known as APRA (the Accelerated Practitioner Research Approach), and the empirical results of using it so far.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
The Macrotheme Review, 2013, 2(1)
Publisher:
Macrotheme Capital Management
Journal:
The Macrotheme Review
Publication Date:
Jan-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/555972
Additional Links:
http://macrotheme.com/home/the_macrotheme_review_21
Type:
Article
Language:
en
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dc.contributor.authorWall, Tonyen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-28T15:55:28Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-28T15:55:28Zen
dc.date.issued2013-01en
dc.identifier.citationThe Macrotheme Review, 2013, 2(1)en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/555972en
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractWithin Academe, business and community engagement professionals still report the challenges of working with practitioners outside of Academe. Mintzberg referred to this as a consequence of ‘the relevance gap’ between the knowledge (and practices) produced within universities, and that which is understood and appreciated outside of them. This still seems to be the case globally, certainly within business disciplines (and is no doubt wider in social science research). However, pockets of excellence which actively facilitate pragmatic research have emerged, which go beyond ‘applied’ research approaches, locating the site of knowledge produce within individual practice settings. Even more scarce, is the pedagogic research of practices which facilitate this type of research. This paper specifically focuses on the pedagogic research of facilitating pragmatic research with individuals, drawing on ongoing grounded, action research. It reports the resulting model that has come to be known as APRA (the Accelerated Practitioner Research Approach), and the empirical results of using it so far.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMacrotheme Capital Managementen
dc.relation.urlhttp://macrotheme.com/home/the_macrotheme_review_21en
dc.subjectrelevance gapen
dc.titleTranscending the relevance gap: The accelerated practitioner research approachen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalThe Macrotheme Reviewen
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