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dc.contributor.advisorMitchell, David B.
dc.contributor.authorWhiteley, Andrea Marie
dc.date2019-11
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-09T16:29:27Z
dc.date.available2019-09-09T16:29:27Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-30
dc.identifier.citationWhiteley, A. M. (2019). From Access to Praxis: The Case for Open Access in the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Public Good (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/110889
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation investigates how open access is challenging the renovation of the scholarly communication system, presents an argument why open access is an imperative for the sustainability of the humanities and social sciences disciplines (HSS), and supports the values of knowledge sharing for the benefit of society. The research adopts the position that public citizens are stakeholders in the debate about access to research. It examines the normative basis of access to research, and creates a theoretical vision for knowledge flow between scholars and their publics. The dissertation is informed by scholarship about the knowledge society, definitions of the public good, and a political economy understanding of knowledge. As part of this investigation, the dissertation also details the history of scholarly publishing and the recent history of the Open Access movement. The research employed a mixed methods approach to understand the issues around access to research, using surveys and interviews to gather the views and experiences of knowledge translators and professionals in the social sciences and humanities disciplines. Feedback from research participants contributes to a communication theory centered around the concept of knowledge flow, emphasizing research engagement with society, reflexivity as the key to knowledge transfer, the importance of capturing the benefits of HSS research, and ethical research practice. The research findings support the conclusion that without access to research, praxis, or the possibility of turning research into action, is also impeded. Finally, the dissertation also emphasizes that not only instrumental or utility-focused research warrants accessibility, but all research in the humanities and social sciences -- whether foundational, theoretical, esoteric or critical -- because this research takes society as its subject.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.en_US
dc.subjectopen accessen_US
dc.subjectresearchen_US
dc.subjectknowledgeen_US
dc.subjecthumanities and social sciencesen_US
dc.subjectpraxisen_US
dc.subjectknowledge mobilizationen_US
dc.subjectresearch impactsen_US
dc.subjectscholarly publishingen_US
dc.subjectserials crisisen_US
dc.subjectdemocratization of knowledgeen_US
dc.subject.classificationInformation Scienceen_US
dc.subject.classificationLibrary Scienceen_US
dc.subject.classificationMass Communicationsen_US
dc.subject.classificationEducation--Social Sciencesen_US
dc.titleFrom Access to Praxis: The Case for Open Access in the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Public Gooden_US
dc.typedoctoral thesisen_US
dc.publisher.facultyArtsen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/36961
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication and Media Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBakardjieva, Maria
dc.contributor.committeememberEinsiedel, Edna F.
dc.contributor.committeememberPhipps, David J.
dc.contributor.committeememberTaylor, Gregory
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.