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Doctorateness: where should we look for evidence?

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives on Research Assessment in Architecture, Music and the Arts
Subtitle of host publicationDiscussing Doctorateness
EditorsFredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth, Nels Janssens
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Print)978-1138695573
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2017


This chapter considers the possibility of an “institutional theory of artistic research”. It proposes four distinct quadrants in which one might look for evidence for such a theory, which needs to have the capacity to accommodate the diverse positions on artistic research in the literature. The quadrants ("explicit", "implicit", "generic", and "specific") form a Boolean square with which one may also consider the contested term “doctorateness” in any field. The chapter concludes in due course, artistic research will gain a voice that causes researchers to re-describe activity in other disciplines owing to the way in which artistic research will be described.


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