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FASS621 Research Impact and User Engagement
Through listening, reading, class discussions and a pair exercise, students participating in this session will be able to:
• Critically engage with the concepts of 'research impact' and 'user engagement'
• Present examples of engaging users that relate to their research field
• Discuss the difficulties of the translation of research into policy and practice
• Identify a potential 'research impact' and how it might be evidenced which relates to their research field
2.00-2.30 pm Lecture
2.30-3.20 pm: Class discussion and pair exercise
3.20-3.50 pm: "Narratives of Evidence and Policy", Keynote by Professor Alex Stevens.
3.50-4.00 pm: Session summary
Aims and objectives
The key aim of this session is to support students in their consideration of how research impact and user engagement relates to their chose research field.
The key objectives for this session are:
• To enhance student understanding of the concepts of 'research impact' and 'user engagement'
• To consider potential stakeholders in a range of research fields
• To present examples of the benefits and pitfalls of user engagement
• To enhance student understanding in undertaking ethically sound user engagement
• To present examples of the difficulties of the translation of research into policy and practice
• To consider those activities which enhance research impact
• To explore the process of how to 'evidence' research impact
Please read "What are we gonna do now?": Revisiting the public roles of criminology, Criminal Justice Matters, 72(1):18-19, available at: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/gradschool/training/modules/55/
Please visit the Research Councils UK website: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/kei/Pages/home.aspx on Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Please visit the ESRC's website:
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/collaboration/ on collaborative research with the public and private sectors, public engagement and knowledge exchange
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/impacts-and-findings/ on research impact (notably the 'Pathways to Impact Toolkit').
Timing and Location
Minimum quota: 6
Maximum quota: 25
Charge to non-FASS departments: £43
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