The influence of politics on research and implications for TESOL

Paul Throssell, Jinjin Lu

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    Research is often utilised as being the basis for key areas of change in the world. These include knowledge development, the basis for changes in national governmental policies of world-wide and (seemingly) the answer to world health problems. With research valued so highly it can be argued that researchers should have independence in carrying out their sacred mission: to question values and to contribute to knowledge. Consequently, research should not be influenced detrimentally by the politics of institutional or governmental decision makers. Research energy can be drained by research involvement that is ' side-tracked' or deflected from a clear and transparent research focus towards the aims of those who seek to control research choices, activities and results for their own benefits.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLinguistics and language education in new horizons
    Subtitle of host publicationThe link between theory, research and pedagogy
    EditorsQuynh Le, Si Fan, Thao Le
    Place of PublicationUnited States
    PublisherNova Publishers
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)9781634828437
    ISBN (Print)9781634828000
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Publication series

    NameLanguages and Linguistics


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