Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Muhonen, Reetta
Organisation Tammerfors universitet -2018
Projektets titel From products to processes: How social sciences and humanities research makes it way beyond academia?
Beslutnr 317702
Beslutsdatum 26.04.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.12.2018
Finansiering 24 707
Beskrivning av projektet
The study addresses the dilemma of technological and natural fields being the driving force in understanding research impact in society. This causes problems especially for social sciences and humanities whose value in society is not translated as easily as causal relationships or estimates of economic profits. The study looks at the ways in which social sciences and humanities research engage with society. In my study I claim that societal engagement of these fields is rather overwhelming than scarce. However, if the value of scientific research is understood narrowly from the point of view of economic growth, the vast majority of uses of research remains unknown. The data consists of interviews of sociologists, philosophers and historians working in Finnish universities. Through interviewing also deans of faculties, the study tackles the question of how university practices support – or could support better – the impact practices of social sciences and humanities.