20 May 2012
By Sarah Davies
I know a number of us on this blog are interested in public engagement with research, so wanted to share a new wiki which I’ve just been asked to contribute to: it’s seeking to develop a review of the literature around public engagement so as to produce both academic content and something suitable for practitioners. The leader of the project writes:
The experiment is: Does this form of collective creation and review lead to a useful document? Useful for who -- scholars? practitioners? students? others? Does a hybrid between scholarship and practice work for us in this field?
I haven’t done any editing yet, so can’t bear any responsibility for the content. My initial sense, though, is that it’s rather US-centric (in the language if not the referencing), rather narrow in focus, and a little simplistic in its categorisation. Do take a look – if nothing else, it will be interesting to see how (and into what) the project develops. The main page is here, and there’s some background and information on how to get involved here.
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