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Research culture presentation Sept 4, 2013


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"Building research-related skills to Drive Your Success" delivered to GPSS Sept 4, 2013. Followed by Paul Barnard presenting on research ethics processes.

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Research culture presentation Sept 4, 2013

  1. 1. Building research-related skills to drive your success Shawna Reibling, Knowledge mobilization officer @LaurierResearch Paul Barnard, Research compliance officer
  2. 2. 1. What is knowledge mobilization and how does it fit into research? 2. How does a graduate student get involved in research? 3. How else can Office of Research Services help you? Agenda
  3. 3. Definitions
  4. 4. KM or KMb (SSHRC) Knowledge translation (CIHR) (knowledge-to-action cycle) Knowledge exchange (CHSRF) Knowledge transfer partnerships (UK) Knowledge dissemination (MSFHR) „Tech transfer‟(S.T.E.M. disciplines) K* (UN University) Extension (agriculture) What is “kmb”? More definitions: and
  5. 5. Values: relationships, processes, open access, mutual benefit, full-cycle involvement Why do knowledge mobilization? PeopleResearch
  6. 6. Why #kmb for graduate students?
  7. 7. Resources Case studies, SSHRC examples: Bennet, A and Bennet, D., With Katherine Fafard, Marc Fonda, Ted Lomond, Laurent Messier and Nicole Vaugeois. Knowledge Mobilization in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Moving from Research to Action, In cooperation with The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Accessed at: knowledge_mobilization.htm Some of the theory behind it: Levin, B. (2008). Thinking About Knowledge Mobilization Paper prepared for an invitational symposium sponsored CCL and SSHRC May 15-18, 2008 Defining our terms: %20CE%20and%20KM%20definitions.pdf
  8. 8. Resources (Your Supervisor asks why) SSHRC: “Knowledge mobilization is a core priority for SSHRC…aimed at facilitating and enabling the mobilization of knowledge to various sectors of society to inform discussion, and enhance understanding and decision-making”. Academic book: Nutley, Sandra M. (2007). Using evidence: how research can inform public services. Policy Press. ISBN 978-1861346643. A big long annotated bibliography: ography
  9. 9. -Got bored doing lab work -Process person -Degrees in communication (big and little) -community involvement - use a/v skills -Networks are important -Measuring 'High Tech' Social Capital in the Biotechnology Sector Located in Vancouver, British Columbia Why am I doing knowledge mobilization? More stories at:
  10. 10. How to get involved in research 1. Learn what a professor does at work 2. Work on your own research 3. Meet your colleagues 4. Learn about the research cycle 5. Work on your CV 6. Build your own research profile (11:45am) 7. Write clear language summary
  11. 11. 11 What does a professor do?
  12. 12. KMb products • Face-to-Face Meetings • Reports • Focus groups • Toolkits • Models • Procedures • Website content • Online tool • Policy brief • Meeting • Video • Audio lecture • Community work • Advisory committee • Networking event • Tweets, blog • Dinner • Presentation • Panel presentation • Opinion piece • Interview (tv, radio, written) • One pager • Clear language summary • Journal publication, book, chapter • Open access publication • Conference presentation, keynote • Professional organization publication • Textbook • Testifying as an expert • Lay presentation • Webinar • Theatre presentation • Etc.
  13. 13. KMb projects
  14. 14. KMb projects 11/15/on-cats-part-2-cat-line-diagrams/
  15. 15. Meet your colleagues Collaborating with colleagues can lead to new opportunities, new ideas and new areas of community involvement Current Collaboration Groups • Aboriginal Researchers and those working in Aboriginal, Indigenous or First Nations issues • social, political, environmental, economic and cultural determinants of health • New media
  16. 16. Social Media Outreach Twitter: @LaurierResearch Facebook: LinkedIn Group: Laurier Research Services
  17. 17. The research cycle From:
  18. 18. The research cycle From:
  19. 19. Work on your biography, CV 1. Required by granting agencies. Learn each agency‟s system(s). 2. Required if you are speaking somewhere. 3. Handy when looking for jobs or applying to be an RA.
  20. 20. Clear Language Research Summaries are designed to remove jargon and create a description of a peer-reviewed discovery that's easy to understand. Advantages • Clear language reaches more readers • Archive is indexed by Google • Reuses existing work as an element of your dissemination plan that reaches new audiences. Clear Language Summary Project
  21. 21. • Engagement • Accessibility • Capacity building • Not “dumbing down” Notes from YorkU CL Program with Matthew Shurman What is clear language?
  22. 22. • Uses writing your audience knows • Gives readers information they need • Combines what you write with how you write • Uses design to help reader understand content Notes from YorkU CL Program with Matthew Shurman What is clear language?
  23. 23. • Combat information overload • Give non-specialists access • Support English as a Second Language / Lower Literacy audiences Notes from YorkU CL Program with Matthew Shurman Why use clear language?
  24. 24. BEFORE “Understanding the Economic Integration of Immigrants: A Wage Decomposition of the Earnings Disparities Between Native-Born Canadians and Immigrants of Recent Cohorts” AFTER: “Language use affects how much an immigrant earns” Example
  25. 25. • Who is the audience? • What is the purpose? • What is the intended impact? • So what? / WIIFM? Purpose of the summary
  26. 26. Clear language summaries
  27. 27. • Headline • What is this research about? (180 words) • What did the researchers do? (80 words) • What did the researchers find? (120 words) • How can you use this research? (80 words max.) • Use format: “<User X> can use this research to <….> • i.e. Policymakers can use this research to set monetary policy. Cl summary headings
  28. 28. • About the researcher • What you need to know • (45 words max.; keep it as short as possible; answers the question: “so what?”) • Article citation • Cite this work • Key words • Tweet Cl summary headings
  29. 29. • • Next training: Sept 23rd. Resources
  30. 30. Upcoming Workshops • Clear language summary writing workshop Sept 23 4:30pm; Nov 14 2pm • Writing your knowledge mobilization plan Sept 24 4pm; Oct 3 3:30pm • How to use Eventbrite/ online registration systems Sept. 26 1pm; 3:30pm • How to create an online presence for your conference Oct 17 1pm; Nov 7 3:30pm; Dec 3 2pm • How to organize your online identity Oct 24 1pm; 3:30pm; Dec 5 2pm • Knowledge mobilization 101 Nov 21 3:30pm Sign up for workshops at
  31. 31. Contact Us Paul Barnard, Research compliance officer Email: Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.3131 Web: Email: Twitter:@LaurierResearch @MobilizeShawna Workshop evaluation:
  32. 32. 1. How else can Office of Research Services help you? Agenda