Research dissemination and impact
Helen Brooks and Penny Bee
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
The process of sharing research learning with others can be an enjoyable
but challenging one. Often it is referred to as dissemination, but
. Next, the paper gives an overview of the available data on humanitarian need. The research then examines the impacts of sanctions on aid efforts, drawing from interviews with humanitarian practitioners and others with in-depth knowledge of aid delivery in the DPRK. There are four core areas of impact: the burden of exemptions processes, changing relationships with sanctioning and/or implementing governments, reluctance of third parties to engage with humanitarians active in the DPRK, and threats to long-standing relationships and collaborations with North Korean
Measuring the impact of community–
university research partnerships:
a global perspective
Knowledge, intention, action and impact are intricately linked in a dynamic
relationship. Community–university research partnerships are action oriented –
exchanging and co-constructing a unique type of knowledge to tackle complex
interrelated social, environmental and economic issues. There is evidence that
community–university research partnerships serve an important function as
they engage in creating greater participation, opportunities, access and
Curricular and pedagogical impacts of
community-based research: experiences
from higher education institutions
Felix M. Bivens
Universities no longer monopolize knowledge. Once seen as society’s primary
institution for preserving, creating and disseminating knowledge, higher education institutions (HEIs) now find themselves in a world in which knowledge is
too commercially valuable and omnipresent to be contained within academy
walls. The advent of the knowledge economy has seen the proliferation of other
organizations, many profit driven, which
The Peterloo Massacre was more than just a Manchester event. The attendees, on
whom Manchester industry depended, came from a large spread of the wider textile
regions. The large demonstrations that followed in the autumn of 1819,
protesting against the actions of the authorities, were pan-regional and
national. The reaction to Peterloo established the massacre as firmly part of
the radical canon of martyrdom in the story of popular protest for democracy.
This article argues for the significance of Peterloo in fostering a sense of
regional and northern identities in England. Demonstrators expressed an
alternative patriotism to the anti-radical loyalism as defined by the
authorities and other opponents of mass collective action.
Four Conversations with Canadian Communications Officers
at IMPACT, a partnership formed in 1986 (as Partnership Africa Canada) devoted to the management of, in their own words, ‘natural resources in areas where security and human rights are at risk’.
I discovered a remarkable convergence in their concerns, despite discrepancies in the size of their organizations, their sectors of activity, and the nature of their publics. This article presents their testimonies in the following order: how they learned their skills in humanitarian communications, how and why they adapted them to digital technologies, the distribution
Lessons Learned for Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
more effectively than others. The results section is presented in two parts, the first is a landscape analysis of the trends of evaluation reports in South Sudan, while the second presents a synthesis of lessons learned categorised by thematic areas. A discussion presents some reflections on both the methods and the findings, in light of enhancing the usefulness and impact of evaluation reports.
This assessment of evaluation trends and synthesis of learning from South Sudan focuses upon evaluation reports (often referred to as ‘grey literature’). This
the educational resources it encouraged and the place of visual media in these materials; the extent of their distribution and circulation; the psychological theories behind the selection of visual media encouraged by the agency; and the impact of printed images on a generation of Canadians at the heyday of the age of print media. The analysis relies largely on the testimonies of two CIDA employees involved with the creation and dissemination of this material: Mary Bramley, curator of the International Development Photo Library for twenty-five years, and Marc
With the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) having run a deficit almost
since the start of its operations in 1950, the US’s decision – as UNRWA’s
erstwhile primary funder – to cut its financial support for the Agency is having a
significant impact both on UNRWA and over five million Palestinian refugees living across
UNRWA’s five areas of operation in the Middle East: Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Gaza and the
West Bank. This article explores UNRWA’s responses to this dramatic cut in funding; more
1996, and they were deeply frustrated that Des Forges continued to research and refine the text for several more years. 5 Yet what was sacrificed in terms of expediency was gained in terms of precision and thoroughness. Des Forges literally spent years chasing down details, seeking out witnesses and documentation in order to complete the story of the genocide. The resulting document had an impact different than that of a traditional human rights report, but its impact has been profound, particularly on increasing accountability for the genocide.
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