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Author Willinsky, John, 1950-
Title If only we knew : increasing the public value of social science research / John Willinsky.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2000.

Subject Communication in the social sciences -- Technological innovations.
Knowledge, Sociology of.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 252 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. A Public-Knowledge Project -- Sect. I. Knowledge. 2. Public Knowledge. 3. Knowbiz Economies. 4. Housing Knowledge -- Sect. II. Social Science. 5. Social-Science Ethos. 6. Limited Impact. 7. Chance of Knowledge. 8. Risk of Knowing. 9. Footnotes among Fragments -- Sect. III. Politics. 10. A Knowing Democracy. 11. The Next Incunabula. App. Potential Components of a Public-Knowledge Website.
Summary Annotation InIf Only We KnewJohn Willinsky uses current social issues and historical precedents to demonstrate that the social sciences can and should contribute far more to public knowledge than they have in the past. We have the technologies, Willinsky demonstrates, and need only the determination to create a public resource out of social research that can extend democratic participation and self-determination, as well as improve research's focus and public support. If Only We Knewoffers examples of why and how this is not only possible but necessary, in the face of knowledge-based economies and a withering public sector. This book inspires the public to demand far more of research; it also shows researchers how to deliver far more of knowledge's value to the public.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 020390639X (electronic bk.)
9780203906392 (electronic bk.)
9780203905159
0203905156
9780415926515
0415926513
9780415926522 (pbk.)
0415926521 (pbk.)
OCLC # 52087135
Additional Format Print version: Willinsky, John, 1950- If only we knew. New York : Routledge, 2000 0415926513 (DLC) 00035275 (OCoLC)43662266