EDUCATION FOR HEALTH SOCIETY: INDICATORS OF BURSTINESS IN RESEARCH

Andreas Ahrens, Ojaras Purvinis, Ojaras Purvinis, Jeļena Zaščerinska, Jeļena Zaščerinska, Natalia Andreeva, Natalia Andreeva

Abstract


Background: Education for health society attracts more and more research efforts as it facilitates the quality of society’s life. However, research on education for health society is of bursty nature. The phenomenon of burstiness is of particular research interest as it influences the flow of a number of processes including research and the quality of society’s life in general. Research question: What are indicators of burstiness in research? Approach: Interdisciplinary research was applied to the study of the meaning of the key concepts of burstiness, criteria, indicators and research. Moreover, the analysis demonstrates how the key concepts are related to the idea of education for health society and shows how the steps of the process are related following a logical chain: theoretical framework → empirical study → conclusions. Experiment: Qualitative study was applied for empirical analysis. The empirical study was carried out in February 2016. Conclusion: The theoretical findings on the inter-relationship between burstiness and gap processes allow determining the indicators of burstiness of research. The empirical findings of the research allow drawing the conclusions on a high level of research burstiness. A newly formulated research question is presented. Further research directions are proposed.

KEY WORDS: Research, burstiness, criteria, indicators, interdisciplinary research.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15181//atee.v1i0.1315

 


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