Research design and the professional model

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Publication Conference Paper, other
Title Research design and the professional model
Author(s) Edeholt, Håkan ; Ek, Anne-Charlotte
Date 2008
English abstract
This paper is an intermediate report from a research project at the Center for Profession Studies, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, Malmö University, Sweden. The title of the project is “Design Articulations: when well-articulated notions and unarticulated self images meet” (DA). The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council. Design, as a discipline, has several distinctive characteristics making it an interesting topic for inquire within the domain of profession studies. In this paper we try to scrutinize, the tension between established notions of profession studies and the notion of design as a profession and how that tension relates to how professions are expected to be based on “scientific knowledge”. Based on the belief that different professions both have different kinds of authority and get their legitimacy from different sources, we discuss what it would entail to take the mindsets underpinning the traditional art-and-design seriously and whether other professions really are prepared for what that would entail.
Publisher Högkolan i Oslo
Pages 14
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) Desig profession
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note 5th Interim Conference of the International Sociological Association, Research Committee 52, Sociology of Occupational Groups “Challenges to professionalism: Limits and benefits of the professional model”, Oslo, September 2008
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