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The Idea of `Basic Research' in Language and Practice

Calvert, J.

Minerva : a review of science learning and policy. VOL 42; NUMBER 3, ; 2004, 251-268 -- Kluwer Academic Publishers (pages 251-268) -- 2004

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  • Title:
    The Idea of `Basic Research' in Language and Practice
  • Author: Calvert, J.
  • Found In: Minerva : a review of science learning and policy. VOL 42; NUMBER 3, ; 2004, 251-268
  • Journal Title: Minerva : a review of science learning and policy.
  • Subjects: Political Science; LCC: AS121; Dewey: 323
  • Publication Details: Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • Language: English
  • Abstract: Today, there is increasing concern about the health of `basic research', yet considerable disagreement about its definition. This paper examines the way in which the term is used in everyday practice. Drawing upon interviews with British and American scientists and policy-makers, we identify six different definitions currently in use. Given the utility and flexibility of the concept, it is useful to ask what function it serves, and whether we should develop new terminology.
  • Identifier: Journal ISSN: 0026-4695
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Accrual Information: Quarterly
  • Shelfmark(s): 5793.920000
  • UIN: ETOCRN154063560

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