Narratives as a mode of research evaluation in citizen science: understanding broader science communication impacts
Constant, N; Roberts, L
Science communicators develop qualitative and quantitative tools to evaluate the ‘impact’ of their work however narrative is rarely adopted as a form of evaluation. We posit narrative as an evaluative approach for research projects with a core science communication element and offer several narrative methods to be trialled. We use citizen science projects as an example of science communication research seeking to gain knowledge of participant-emergent themes via evaluations. Storied experience of participant involvement enhances understanding of context-based and often intangible processes, such as changing place-relations, values, and self-efficacy, by enabling a reflective space for critical-thinking and self-reflection.
Constant, N., & Roberts, L. (2017). Narratives as a mode of research evaluation in citizen science: understanding broader science communication impacts. Journal of Science Communication, 16(4), Article A03
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Aug 4, 2016|
|Online Publication Date||Sep 18, 2017|
|Publication Date||Sep 18, 2017|
|Deposit Date||Oct 2, 2017|
|Publicly Available Date||Oct 6, 2017|
|Journal||Journal of science communication : JCOM.|
|Peer Reviewed||Not Peer Reviewed|
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