Strengths-based approaches to achieve social justice »
Achieving social justice by overcoming social inequality is a burning complex problem. In research which aims to contribute to achieving social justice, what does it mean to move from a deficit discourse to a strengths-based approach?
Choosing a suitable transdisciplinary research framework »
There is no right or wrong when choosing a research framework, however some are more helpful than others for a particular problem or context. This blog entry describes nine different approaches to transdisciplinary research.
Finding expertise in research integration and implementation to tackle complex problems »
Finding research integration expertise AND implementation expertise can be a tricky task. This blog post discusses this challenge and resources to help you.
Providing a richer assessment of research influence and impact »
How can we affirm, value and capitalise on the unique strengths that each individual brings to research? Diversity in rersearcher influence and impact is essential for effective interdisciplinary and transdiciplinary research but this is not captured in standard metrics.
How can expertise in research integration and implementation help tackle complex problems? »
Expertise in research integration and implementation is required to delimit & define complex problems, manage critical unresolvable unknowns, manage real-world constraints and deal with lack of definitive solutions. Specific examples of “know-that” and “know-how” are provided.
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?