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.
|Title of host publication||Linguistics and language education in new horizons|
|Subtitle of host publication||The link between theory, research and pedagogy|
|Editors||Quynh Le, Si Fan, Thao Le|
|Place of Publication||United States|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Name||Languages and Linguistics|