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A "work in progress"? Public engagement is now part of the UK research landscape but challenges remain

Burchell, Kevin, Sheppard, Chloe and Chambers, Jenni (2018) A "work in progress"? Public engagement is now part of the UK research landscape but challenges remain. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (21 Feb 2018). Website.

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Abstract

Funders of UK research have sought to foster a research culture in which public engagement is embedded at all levels. Kevin Burchell, Chloe Sheppard and Jenni Chambers report on research examining the extent of participation in public engagement by UK researchers, how it varies, and why. Large majorities of researchers have participated in public engagement and are broadly positive about it, while institutions are also shown to be supportive. However, a lack of time, opportunities, funding, and reward are cited as constraints. Meanwhile, public engagement appears more firmly embedded in the arts, humanities and social sciences than it is among STEM researchers. The provision of effective, accessible training is found to be an important precursor to participation in public engagement.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2018 16:14
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88748

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