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"We muddle our way through”: shared and distributed expertise in digital engagement with research

Grand, Ann; Holliman, Richard; Collins, Trevor and Adams, Anne (2016). "We muddle our way through”: shared and distributed expertise in digital engagement with research. Journal of Science Communication, 15(4) pp. 1–23.

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Abstract

The use and availability of digital media is changing researchers' roles and simultaneously providing a route for a more engaging relationship with stakeholders throughout the research process. Although the digital realm has a profound influence on people's day-to-day lives, some researchers have not yet professionally embraced digital technologies. This paper arises from one aspect of a project exploring how university research and professional practices are evolving as researchers engage with stakeholders via digital media to create, share and represent knowledge together. Using researchers from the Open University (U.K.) as a case study, this paper reviews the extent to which they are developing multiple identities and functions in their engaged research through digital media.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Authors
ISSN: 1824-2049
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
An open research university: How to embed public engagement within the culture of research (RS-11-005-TB)EP/J020087/1RCUK Research Councils UK
Keywords: engaged research; digital media; professionalism; professional development and training in science communication; public engagement with science and technology; scholarly communication
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL)
Item ID: 46686
Depositing User: Richard Holliman
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 09:03
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 15:14
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46686
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