Collective knowledge does not consist of the simple sum of the particular knowledge of each Practitioner/Researcher in a scientific community. Moreover, this is not something that can be easily weighted, without falling into discrimination.
In order for it to be utilised by others, this knowledge needs to be extracted and explicated. Being unconscious of this knowledge, the practitioner cannot conduct this process alone, and the active assistance of another researcher is required. Furthermore, many practitioners lack some of the skills which impede the ability to conduct some of the aspects of the research process or to write a dissertation. Therefore, without an active collaboration of a co-researcher, the practitioner’s practical knowledge would remain tacit and unexplored forever. Therefore, the co-researcher and all those involved, are entitled to accreditation and intellectual property rights related to the collective knowledge produced.
A Practitioners/Researcher cannot find fulfilment in himself, that is, apart from the fact that he exists “with” community of other Practitioners/Researchers and “for” the community of other Practitioners/Researchers. This truth does not simply require that he necessarily research with other Practitioners/Researchers at various levels of his scientific life, but that he seek unceasingly - in actual practice and not merely at the level of ideas - to contribute his part to the concept of shared knowledge, that is, to understand its meaning and its truth, found in any existing forms of scientific endeavour.