Transformative research: definitions, approaches and consequences.
Summary of "Transformative research: definitions, approaches and consequences."
In this perspective a definition of transformative research (TR) is proposed and discussed. We define TR as that which "transforms" or causes a major change in thought patterns concerning an area of scientific endeavor. This type of research is often elusive, requires different approaches and sometimes depends on a bit of luck. TR concerns intangibles such as human intuition, serendipity, unpredictable events, implausible hypotheses, a well-prepared mind and often interpersonal communications. Examples are provided to illustrate how TR may unfold. Contributions it makes to basic and applied humanistic knowledge are highlighted.
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Name: Theory in biosciences = Theorie in den Biowissenschaften
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22628127
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12064-012-0154-3
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