Stakeholder engagement in research: The research-modified IAP2 spectrum »
Despite increasing inclusion of stakeholders in research, there seems to be little guidance on how to do this effectively. Gabriele Bammer puts forward a research-modified framework to explore the options available.
Good practice in community-based participatory processes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research »
Learn how five core principles enhance participation, trust, and outcomes in community-based projects. Members of the Mayi Kuwayu team share their knowledge and experience.
The role of persistence in influencing policy with research »
We need to continually demonstrate that we are trustworthy and that we are people of value, over the long haul, to the policy workers with whom we engage.
Using a cartoon video to achieve research impact »
In the right circumstances, a cartoon video can be an effective way to communicate research information. But what’s involved in developing a cartoon video?
Five lessons for early career researchers in interacting with policymakers »
Aparna, an early career researcher, presents five lessons learnt from her self-initiated engagement with policy makers.
Managing uncertainty in decision making: What can we learn from economics? »
How can researchers create interested in complex societal and environmental problems best understand and deal with uncertainty, which is an inherent part of the world in which we live?
What you should know about p values »
Have you been taught to look for ‘p < 0.05’ meaning that there is a less than 5% probability that the finding occurred by chance? Do you look askance at your statistician colleagues when they tell you it’s not so simple? Here’s why you need to believe them.
Tracking stakeholder engagement and research impact »
Is there an easy and efficient way to keep track of stakeholder engagement and research impact? My colleagues and I have developed a system with two components: noting engagement and impact soon after they occur and recording them in a way that enables the information to be extracted for whatever purpose is required.
Scatterplots as an interdisciplinary communication tool »
Scatterplots are used in many disciplines, which makes them useful for communicating across disciplines. They are also common in newspapers, online media and elsewhere as a tool to communicate research results to stakeholders, ranging from policy makers to the general public.
Sharing mental models is critical for interdisciplinary collaboration »
What is a mental model? How do mental models influence interdisciplinary collaboration? What processes can help tease out differences in mental models?