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Title: Can media and communication researchers turn the present challenges of research impact and interdisciplinarity into future​ opportunities?
Authors: Tsatsou, Panayiota
First Published: 27-Jun-2016
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: International Communication Gazette, 2016, 1748048516655718
Abstract: This statement critically reflects on two of the main challenges in media and communication research: the disputed societal value and impact of media and communication research and the shortage of interdisciplinary research in the field. The statement makes concrete suggestions about how these two ‘deficiencies’ can be turned into opportunities, with one paving the way for encountering and solving the other. At the same time, it acknowledges the existence of the following two caveats: first, the notion of interdisciplinarity has not yet been sufficiently explored or even comprehended among researchers across disciplines, and its future shape and directions cannot be foreseen; second, impact itself is time- and context-relative and researchers must be in tune with broader developments in the real-life world to sense the changes happening and the emerging areas of impact that require their attention.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1748048516655718
ISSN: 1748-0485
eISSN: 1748-0493
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © SAGE Publications, 2016. This version of the article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License ( ), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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