Research doesn’t exist in a bubble but co-exists with a multitude of other tasks and commitments, yet there is more need for people to save time than ever before.
Brilliantly attuned to the demands placed on researchers, this book considers how students, academics and professionals alike can save time and stress without compromising the quality of their research or its outcomes. This third edition:
- is fully revised with new chapters on research and evaluation ethics, creative methods of collecting data and how research can make a positive difference;
-includes illustrative case studies throughout the book and each chapter concludes with exercises, discussion questions and a debate topic;
- is accompanied by a fully updated companion website.
This supportive book is designed for any student or practitioner who wants to know how to do research on top of their main job and still have a life.
Research doesn’t exist in a bubble but co-exists with a multitude of other tasks and commitments, yet there is more need for people to save time than ever before. Brilliantly attuned to the demands placed on researchers, this book considers how students, academics and professionals alike can save time and stress without compromising the quality of their research or its outcomes.
223 14 Disseminating research and evaluation Chapter summary This chapter includes: • Some advice on summarising research or evaluation • An overview of the barriers to dissemination • Advice on presenting in person • Some key points about sharing findings online • Information about data visualisation • A review of some common dissemination methods • Disseminating workplace and academic research • A brief discussion of dissemination ethics Introduction The point of disseminating your research or evaluation is to share the knowledge you have gained through the
consent to participation in the research project and to the use of research material in research and research dissemination. Ethics approval from a board of ethics was not required for this article because it is not customary to obtain formal ethics approval from a board of ethics in Denmark. Contributor statement LP wrote the first and subsequent drafts of the manuscript with comments from MBC-S and LF. LF and LP conceptualised the research project. LF, LP, and MBC-S designed the research study on which this article is based. LP constructed the article
. Dissemination ethics Disseminating research is an ethical act in itself, but only if the research is presented accurately, fully, and accessibly, to the right people. The question of who ‘the right people’ are can sometimes be a tricky one to answer. Generally speaking, it is held to be good practice to include all your research participants. However, this can be difficult if your participants are, for example, terminally ill, or serving custodial sentences. It can also cause anxiety for the researcher, as this interviewee shows. For me, when I do a piece of research, I