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Chapter 20: Light and Shadow in Research Design
Research, as a form of scholarship and creative work, is at the core of the academic enterprise. It is through research that universities contribute knowledge to society. Research provides the basis for what is taught in the disciplines and how members of a discipline understand their professional work. The design of research has a direct effect on what is discovered, the ideas that are created, and what forms of research contain legitimate professional information that is then passed on to the next generation of scholars in a field. The promise of research is that it will give us, as a society, what we need to know to improve our lives.
An axiological question arises for ...