By Terence Kealey

'Dr Kealey's courageous, interesting and discovered publication makes a strong case for his unpopular perspectives. It needs to provide pause to any open-minded pupil of technological know-how policy.' - R.C.O. Matthews 'Not considering that J.D. Bernal has a practicing British scientist challenged traditional arguments concerning the investment of technology so initially, and so powerfully.' - David Edgerton, Imperial university Does govt investment of technological know-how advertise monetary and cultural progress? This burning query has come to dominate political and educational notion. The proof turns out combined: Japan thrives economically neglecting technological know-how whereas the USSR and India who actively promoted government-funded technological know-how have declined. the aim of this publication is to evaluate the parable that government-funded technology works economically. Supported by way of ancient argument and foreign modern comparability, Terence Kealey argues that the unfastened marketplace technique particularly that of nation investment has proved through a ways the main winning in stimulating technological know-how and innovation.

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The economic laws of scientific research

'Dr Kealey's courageous, unique and realized booklet makes a strong case for his unpopular perspectives. It needs to provide pause to any open-minded pupil of technology coverage. ' - R. C. O. Matthews 'Not when you consider that J. D. Bernal has a training British scientist challenged traditional arguments concerning the investment of technology so initially, and so powerfully.

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Our Approach: Criticality, Reflexivity, Collaboration, and Rigor Many of the most commonly used books on qualitative research focus on qualitative research design in a fairly traditional and narrow sense, meaning that they typically address the pragmatic aspects of research, focusing primarily on research questions, data collection, and writing up findings. This book seeks to complicate and contextualize qualitative research in a more complex (yet still accessible) manner. We emphasize an approach to qualitative research design and to the entire research process that is based on the themes of criticality, reflexivity, collaboration, and rigor.

Acquisitions Editor: Vicki Knight Editorial Assistant: Yvonne McDuffee eLearning Editor: Katie Bierach Production Editor: Libby Larson Copy Editor: Gillian Dickens Typesetter: C&M Digitals (P) Ltd. Proofreader: Dennis W. 2: Example Assent FormGlossaryReferencesIndex Foreword Frederick Erickson Qualitative research is not magic, but it is sometimes done as sleight of hand, as if to pull a rabbit out of a hat. And like the stage performance of a skilled magician, each successive flourish can appear easy to accomplish, from the point of view of the audience.

Broadly defined, qualitative research attempts to understand individuals, groups, and phenomena in their natural settings in ways that are contextualized and reflect the meaning that people make out of their own experiences. Before providing more specific definitions and discussions of qualitative research, its history, and its values, we begin this chapter with a visual and narrative overview of the processes of conducting qualitative research. Qualitative research is not a linear process. 1 overviews (and admittedly oversimplifies) the dynamic and interactive processes of qualitative research.

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