Escanet is a network of engaged scholars around the world, who apply engaged scholarly innovative design activities in undertaking community based research to deliver shared values. The aim of the scholars is to contribute to resolving societal issues through the application of approaches such as design sciences.
Escanet platform is nurtured on the vast research works and practices of the renowned scholar Prof.Dr. Henk G.Sol of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. The platform presents a general introduction to the engaged scholarly school of thought. It further provides research stories of over 80 PhD theses in Prof. Henk Sol’s school in a common framework. In each story the following are discussed.
The platform presents a general introduction to the engaged scholarly school of thought. It further provides insights of over 80 PhD theses in Prof. Henk Sol’s school in a common framework. In each thesis the following are discussed; Initiation, Research question and Research approach, Contribution to a body of knowledge, Exploring a field, Generic understanding, Developing a solution, Instantiation of the solution, Evaluation and Epilogue.
The Escanet Platform enables (virtual) doctoral consortia with chats groups around specific themes. The platform links many projects to provide a wealth of insights. It also provides a collaboration suite for members of the network to easily connect to each other.