Qualitative Research Impact Beyond Academia

Smart, Carol (2010) Qualitative Research Impact Beyond Academia. [Audio] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This is an extract from a talk by Carol Smart to a gathering of academics and socio-legal researchers in London in March 2010. The talk reflects on the impact of research - particularly qualitative research - beyond academia. Carol discusses the contribution that qualitative research can make to an understanding of the social world and suggests some ways of making this contribution heard. She makes five main points: 1. We need to de-mystify the process of generating and analysing qualitative data. 2. We need to think of the 'big picture' painted by social research. 3. We need to find ways of making complex data usable. 4. We need to be better at telling stories about the social world. Working with our data and knowledge, we can tell stories that counteract other popular narratives in the media. 5. We need to disseminate our research in order for it to have an impact.

Item Type:Audio
Uncontrolled Keywords:research impact, qualitative research impact
Subjects:8. Research Management and Impact > 8.9 Research Management and Impact (other)
9. Research Skills, Communication and Dissemination > 9.4 Alternative Methods of Dissemination
9. Research Skills, Communication and Dissemination > 9.7 Research Skills, Communication and Dissemination (other)
ID Code:941
Deposited By: Realities user
Deposited On:23 Apr 2010 11:06
Last Modified:04 Aug 2010 09:19

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