Preliminary thoughts: On impact, valorisation and continuous effects

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Abstract

Ascertaining the contribution of research is complex; this is not a conclusion but a starting point for the preliminary thoughts in this inaugural lecture. The guiding question is: where does this complexity lie? The dominant answer that has taken root in many practices flattens this complexity into a line. As a handle, or a rule of thumb. The concept of continuous effects serves as a crowbar to break open this one-dimensionality, not least to do more justice to practice-based research at universities of applied sciences. This allows for a different way of looking at how practice-based research contributes to change: from continuous effects ‘stretching each moment to the fullest’ and indicators of the effects of direct interactions, to multiple action perspectives beyond merely generating new knowledge to bring about change.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUtrecht
PublisherEburon Academic Publishers
Number of pages109
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9789463015257
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2024

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