Developing the conceptual framework
In European Union-funded research, conceptual frameworks typically represent an initial step, building on the state of the art, to explore in further detail and depth the theorisation, providing a foundation for methodological development and data analysis in the empirical work packages (WPs).
The document downloadable here presents the multi-level conceptual framework of the research and innovation project AgriLink. The elaboration of this Conceptual Framework has been coordinated by The James Hutton Institute, leader of AgriLink’s WP1.
This living document has gone through a transdisciplinary process, with involvement of both practitioners and researchers in writing, editing or reviewing the manuscript. This participation has been organised within AgriLink’s consortium and beyond, with the contributions by members of the International Advisory Board of the project, which includes members of the Working Group on Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System of the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research of the European Commission.
A first version was submitted as deliverable D1.1 of AgriLink, at Month 6 of the project (November 2017). An updated version, included here, has been issued on 01/05/2018. A new version will be uploaded by the end of the project, enriched by new primers and a revised overall framework.