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2 Why the distinction between basic ( theoretical ) and applied ( practical ) research is important in the politics of science

  title={2 Why the distinction between basic ( theoretical ) and applied ( practical ) research is important in the politics of science},
  author={Nils Roll-Hansen},
The term “basic research” is ubiquitous in present debates on policy in science and higher education. It is a term with positive connotations, important for example in legitimising traditional universities. The popular term “researc h” generally corresponds to “research and development” (R&D) in official statistics. This inc ludes “applied research” and “technological development” as well as “basic resea rch.” In public discourse these distinctions are regularly overlooked. “Research” s imply… Expand

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