Crafting Knowledge Exchange in the Social Science Agenda

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620207
Title:
Crafting Knowledge Exchange in the Social Science Agenda
Authors:
Halsall, Jamie; Powell, Jason
Abstract:
To any social science researcher the term 'Knowledge Exchange' is a key buzzword in the academic community and wider society. In an article by Contandriopoulos et al. (2010, p. 456) it was pointed out that knowledge exchange 'rests on an implicit commonsense notion that this 'knowledge' must be evidence based’. This evidence, based within a social science context, relies upon two strands: theoretical data and empirical data. When examining the notion of Knowledge Exchange it becomes apparent that the concept has deep and meaningful connotations. These connotations have been driven by the involvements of the public and private sectors. Moreover, work carried out by Benneworth and Cunha (2015, p. 509) concludes that higher education institutions’ involvement in knowledge exchange 'remains dynamic and influenced by universities’ own strategic choices and relationships’. Traditionally, universities have had two key missions: to teach undergraduate/postgraduate students and to undertake research. Thierry and Rayna (2015, p. 488) have recently observed that universities now have a third mission, 'knowledge exchange', and that knowledge exchange plays a vital 'integral part of the mix, without which the other two missions cannot run successfully.' Knowledge exchange is also a fundamental feature of 'sustainable communities' (Powell, 2013) through the partnerships between HEIs and communities by which they serve.
Affiliation:
University of Huddersfield and University of Chester
Citation:
Halsall, J. P., & Powell, J. (2016). Crafting knowledge exchange in the social science agenda. Cogent Social Sciences, 2(1), 1244145. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311886.2016.1244145
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Cogent Social Sciences
Publication Date:
13-Oct-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620207
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2331-1886
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHalsall, Jamieen
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Jasonen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-19T18:28:03Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-19T18:28:03Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-13-
dc.identifier.citationHalsall, J. P., & Powell, J. (2016). Crafting knowledge exchange in the social science agenda. Cogent Social Sciences, 2(1), 1244145. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311886.2016.1244145en
dc.identifier.issn2331-1886-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620207-
dc.description.abstractTo any social science researcher the term 'Knowledge Exchange' is a key buzzword in the academic community and wider society. In an article by Contandriopoulos et al. (2010, p. 456) it was pointed out that knowledge exchange 'rests on an implicit commonsense notion that this 'knowledge' must be evidence based’. This evidence, based within a social science context, relies upon two strands: theoretical data and empirical data. When examining the notion of Knowledge Exchange it becomes apparent that the concept has deep and meaningful connotations. These connotations have been driven by the involvements of the public and private sectors. Moreover, work carried out by Benneworth and Cunha (2015, p. 509) concludes that higher education institutions’ involvement in knowledge exchange 'remains dynamic and influenced by universities’ own strategic choices and relationships’. Traditionally, universities have had two key missions: to teach undergraduate/postgraduate students and to undertake research. Thierry and Rayna (2015, p. 488) have recently observed that universities now have a third mission, 'knowledge exchange', and that knowledge exchange plays a vital 'integral part of the mix, without which the other two missions cannot run successfully.' Knowledge exchange is also a fundamental feature of 'sustainable communities' (Powell, 2013) through the partnerships between HEIs and communities by which they serve.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectsocial scienceen
dc.subjectknowledge exchangeen
dc.titleCrafting Knowledge Exchange in the Social Science Agendaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Huddersfield and University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalCogent Social Sciencesen
dc.date.accepted2016-09-05-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderunfundeden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden
rioxxterms.versionAOen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-10-13-
This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License
Creative Commons
All Items in ChesterRep are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.