Em busca do conceito de linha de pesquisa

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Jairo Eduardo Borges-Andrade


The text aims at defining the concept of research line. In order to reach at such definition, the author discusses its component elements, by extracting these elements from dialogues he has made with two researchers and a technician who have experiences in the areas of science and technology and graduate program management and by analyzing dictionary meanings. A definition with a metaphorical feature is proposed, but including four essential elements which allow for its operationalization. Following, the concept is tested, by taking into account its use in graduate programs, in research groups and in researchers curricula vitae, within CNPq and CAPES contexts. Finally, the concept of research line is compared with the concepts of graduate major area and research project and it is argued that the nature of this concept must be institutionally rooted, rather than individually rooted.


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Borges-Andrade, J. E. (1). Em busca do conceito de linha de pesquisa. Journal of Contemporary Administration, 7(2), 157-170. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1415-65552003000200009
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Jairo Eduardo Borges-Andrade, Florida State University

Ph.D. em Sistemas Instrucionais pela Florida State University, USA. Professor Titular do Departamento de Psicologia Social e do Trabalho da Universidade de Brasília, Pesquisador 1-A do CNPq, além de Consultor e Instrutor em Gestão de Ciência e Tecnologia, Treinamento e Desenvolvimento, Comportamento e Análise Organizacional, por meio da FINATEC/UnB. Suas áreas de interesse em pesquisa são treinamento e desenvolvimento, análise organizacional, pesquisa em psicologia, comportamento organizacional.