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Chynoweth, P
Publisher: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Languages: English
Types: Unknown
Subjects: media_dig_tech_and_creative_econ, other, built_and_human_env, health_and_wellbeing, mem_text_and_place, energy
Recent years have seen the growth of an international research community which defines its research primarily in terms of its relevance to the surveying profession. Nevertheless, the nature of its relationship with the profession, and the precise mechanism by which its research is intended to contribute to practice are rarely articulated. This paper therefore presents a taxonomy of research styles within the field and discusses the significance of each in relation to practice. Research into practice is shown as making contributions to the profession’s disciplinary knowledge base, and to represent the majority of research currently undertaken. The paper identifies two other approaches that have largely been neglected but which also have valuable contributions to make. The first of these, research for practice, is shown as having the potential to deliver ready-made professional solutions that are capable of immediate implementation in practice. The second, research through practice, is seen as offering the unique possibility of capturing tacit knowledge from practice, and of making this available as part of the established corpus of professional knowledge.
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