Helen Brooks and Penny Bee

Research dissemination and impact Helen Brooks and Penny Bee Chapter overview Research activity does not finish when data analysis is complete. Once research findings are available, researchers still have obligations to fulfil. These obligations include sharing the findings with different audiences and ensuring maximum impact from the study. A Research Handbook for Patient and Public Involvement Researchers Chapter 10: The process of sharing research learning with others can be an enjoyable but challenging one. Often it is referred to as dissemination, but

in A research handbook for patient and public involvement researchers
Sabine Doering-Manteuffel and Stephan Bachter

10 Beyond the witch trials The dissemination of magical knowledge The dissemination of magical knowledge in Enlightenment Germany The supernatural and the development of print culture Sabine Doering-Manteuffel The so-called Age of Enlightenment has traditionally been portrayed as a phase of European history during which new philosophies came into existence concerning people’s ability to determine their own fate through reason. This era saw the development of future-oriented conceptions of state and society as well as new ideas about mankind’s ability to

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From the Global to the Local
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

the roles and rights of diverse groups of Palestinians in the Middle East. Equally, it veils the adverse effects of UNRWA’s own regional and local-level operational processes on a wide range of people, including UNRWA’s Palestinian staff members. I demonstrate this, firstly, by developing a close textual analysis of three regional-level UNRWA circulars disseminated to UNRWA staff in early 2018. Several of my interviewees in Lebanon shared the full text of these circulars with me, showing me the circulars they had received by email from

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Keith Krause

In discussions of conflict, war and political violence, dead bodies count. Although the politics and practices associated with the collection of violent-death data are seldom subject to critical examination, they are crucial to how scholars and practitioners think about how and why conflict and violence erupt. Knowledge about conflict deaths – the who, what, where, when, why and how – is a form of expertise, created, disseminated and used by different agents. This article highlights the ways in which body counts are deployed as social facts and forms of knowledge that are used to shape and influence policies and practices associated with armed conflict. It traces the way in which conflict-death data emerged, and then examines critically some of the practices and assumptions of data collection to shed light on how claims to expertise are enacted and on how the public arena connects (or not) with scholarly conflict expertise.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Sophie Roborgh

rights violations’ ( 2016 : 413). However, the combination of advocacy with data-gathering and dissemination may create difficulties. This is especially the case, when in the face of grotesque violence the urge to speak out is felt urgently. Mülhausen et al. already noted the ‘[conflation of] analytical objectives with advocacy aims’ in the case of monitoring of attacks on healthcare ( 2017 : 37; see also Zimmerman et al. , 2019 : 27). Criticising claims on changes in

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Mel Bunce

advertising as well as invented stories that masquerade as news reports. Attempting to add clarity to the debate, journalism commentator and researcher Claire Wardle (2017) suggests that we should distinguish between different types of fake news, paying attention to: 1) the nature and type of the content, 2) the motivation of the producer and 3) how it is disseminated. From this analysis, Wardle suggests there is a spectrum of fake news: at one end is satire and parody – content that has no intention to cause harm but can potentially fool

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Catherine Akurut

implementing any strategies within humanitarian settings and lack the flexibility to adapt to include men. That women constitute the higher percentage of those who experience CRSV has become such a normalised and accepted truth that it is used as a justification for overlooking CRSV/M in humanitarian responses ( Apperley, 2015 : 95). The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) humanitarian Guidelines of 2015 does signpost the plight of men. However, they need to disseminate

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A Military Tactic or Collateral Damage?
Abdulkarim Ekzayez and Ammar Sabouni

innovative techniques and tools, such as WhatsApp groups, to collect, verify and disseminate information ( Elamein et al. , 2017 ). However, this reporting mechanism, which was widely welcomed by local and international humanitarian actors in Syria, was replaced by the new SSA of WHO ( WHO, 2018 ). While the SSA provides a promising step toward a systematic documentation of violence on healthcare internationally, it might fall short in capturing data related to context, consequences and potential perpetrators. This makes it especially challenging to use the findings of

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Digital Bodies, Data and Gifts
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

, human suffering and seemingly everything else, I suggest that it is the fact that wearables are mass-scalable, multi-functional and small that makes them uniquely suitable. One commentator suggests that ‘Advantages of wearable technologies include that they are mass scalable, possesses many functions, deliver high volumes of potentially high-quality data and can be disseminated wherever there are people. For these reasons, one large potential opportunity is for wearable

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This handbook is written for patients and members of the public who want to understand more about the approaches, methods and language used by health-services researchers. Patient and public involvement (PPI) in research is now a requirement of most major health-research programmes, and this book is designed to equip these individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for meaningful participation. Edited by award-winning mental-health researchers, the book has been produced in partnership with mental-health-service users and carers with experience of research involvement. It includes personal reflections from these individuals alongside detailed information on quantitative, qualitative and health-economics research methods, and comprehensively covers all the basics needed for large-scale health research projects: systematic reviews; research design and analysis using both qualitative and quantitative approaches; health economics; research ethics; impact and dissemination. This book was developed during a five-year research programme funded by the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) called Enhancing the Quality of User Involved Care Planning in Mental Health Services (EQUIP). The handbook clearly outlines research practices, and gives an insight into how public and patient representatives can be involved in them and shape decisions. Each chapter ends with a reflective exercise, and there are also some suggested sources of additional reading. People who get involved in health research as experts from experience now have a textbook to support their research involvement journey.