Academic Freedom in the Social Sciences: The Freedom to Serve Society

Gerlese Akerlind

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The data on which this essay is based were originally collected as part of a larger study investigating Academic Freedom and Commercialisation in Australian Universities (see Kayrooz, Kinnear, & Preston, 2001). A web-based questionnaire survey of social scientists across 12 universities in Australia was completed by 165 respondents (representing a 20% response rate). At the end of the questionnaire, respondents were asked to indicate whether they would be willing to engage in a follow-up telephone interview. Ten of those who indicated their willingness to be interviewed were contacted, and all agreed to the interview
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutonomy and Social Science Research: the View from United Kingdom and Australia Universities
EditorsCarole Kayrooz, Gerlese Ukerlind, Malcolm Tight
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherJAI Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780762314058
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


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