What is Research Communication?
"The ability to interpret or translate complex research findings into language, format, and context that non experts understand" (IDS 2011).
Research: Discovering new knowledge
Communication: The exchange of information
Research Dissemination vs. Research Communication: What is the difference?
|Research Dissemination||Research Communication|
|Making information accessible||Including all aspects of research dissemination|
|Sharing research products via the internet, journals, and presentations||Tailoring the message for a variety of audiences|
Research communication incorporates the dissemination process but doesn't stop there! The process of tailoring your message for your audience is the hallmark of effective research communication.
Why should Research Communication matter..
Improved communication skills
experiencing the real world of researching as well as presenting
To the general public:
Improve the quality of life
Help with miscommunication and misconceptions
Increase interest and participation in the research field especially in the underrepresented social groups
To the research community:
Increase knowledge and further implement research in the future
Strong impacts in the research and science fields
Lead to new collaborations
The 7 C's of Communication
A checklist for communication:
|The C||The Meaning|
|Clear||Making message easy to percieve|
|Concise||Keeping it brief|
|Concrete||Solidifying depiction of what you are communicating|
|Correct||Presenting error free information|
|Coherent||Making information logical|
|Complete||Presenting all the information|
|Courteous||Keeping an open, honest and friendly communication pattern|