I have created a thesis related to the objective utility and evaluation of art. It is based on many years of personal experience in the arts, as well as many years of study into the philosophy of aesthetics.
I believe this thesis could be tested quantitatively by a trained social scientist, and that the results would hold both scientific and commercial interest.
Is there any possibility an academic researcher (either a grad student or a professor) might take on research on a thesis he or she didn't originate? If so, what would be the best route to connect with that person, and how would the idea need to be presented (and/or what preliminary work would need to be completed first)?