Researchers in the country have also established a neuroimaging factory to automate the highly detailed imaging of human brains. Money has poured in, too. Chinese artificial-intelligence AI companies, in a crowded field, impressed international investors. Look at most scientific indicators — publications, patents, number of researchers — and China seems to be on course to sail into scientific dominance. And, as many observers point out, that could happen much sooner than anyone previously expected if the US government continues to hold policies as destructive to science as those pushed by the administration of President Donald Trump.
The Positivist Paradigm and Market Research – Andrew Stork
Among the 10 distinctive attributes associated with qualitative research , there are three that essentially encompass what it means to use qualitative methods — the importance of context , the importance of meaning , and the participant-researcher relationship. In fact, one could argue that these constitute the three dominant qualities of qualitative research in that they help to define or otherwise contribute to the essence of the remaining seven attributes. A July RDR article described the association this way:. As the key instrument in gathering qualitative data, the researcher bears a great deal of responsibility for the outcomes.
China needs to listen to its researchers to become a scientific superpower
Scientific collaboration is an important mechanism that enables the integration of the least developed countries into research activities. In the present study, we use the order of author signatures and addresses for correspondence in scientific publications as variables to analyze the interactions between countries of very high VHHD , high HHD , medium MHD , and low human development LHD. We then classified the countries participating in the publications according to their Human Development Index HDI , analyzing the international collaboration; positioning and influence of some countries over others in cooperative networks; their leadership; and the impact of the work based on the HDI and the type of collaboration. We observed a high degree of international collaboration in all the areas analyzed, in the case of both LHD and MHD countries. The countries with large emerging economies, such as Brazil and China stand out due to the dominance they exert in the collaborations established with the United States, the UK, and other European countries.