Universities are increasingly being asked to take an active role as research collaborators with citizens, public bodies, and community organisations, which, it is claimed, makes them more accountable, creates better research outcomes, and enhances the knowledge base. Yet many of these research collaborators, as well as their funders and institutions, have not yet developed the methods to ‘account for’ collaborative research, or to help collaborators in challenging their assumptions about the quality of this work.
This book, part of the Connected Communities series, highlights the benefits of universities collaborating with outside bodies on research and addresses the key challenge of articulating the value of collaborative research in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Edited by two well respected academics, it includes voices and perspectives from researchers and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines.
Together, they explore tensions in the evaluation and assessment of research in general, and the debates generated by collaborative research between universities and communities to enable greater understanding of collaborative research, and to provide a much-needed account of key theorists in the field of interdisciplinary collaborative research.
"This book provides a path to understand not only how to value collaborative research but to underline that the complexities that characterize this type of research are what make them multi-layered and rich." Social Policy & Administration
"An inspirational and practical guide for deepening our understanding of the immediate impact and long-term legacy of collaborative research—an important resource for students, academic researchers, and practitioners." Mary Brydon-Miller, Teachers College, University of Cincinnati
Introduction ~ Keri Facer and Kate Pahl;
Section 1: Understanding legacy in practice;
Weighing value: Who decides what counts? ~ Sophie Duncan, Kim Aumann;
Evaluating Legacy: The who, what, why, when and where of evaluation for community research ~ Peter Matthews, Janice Astbury, Julie Brown, Laura Brown, Steve Connelly, Dave O’Brien;
Implicit values: Uncounted legacies ~ Julian Brigstocke, Elona Hoover, Marie Harder, Paula Graham, Sophia de Sousa, Andy Dearden, Ann Light, Theodore Zamenopoulos, Katerina Alexiou, Gemma Burford, Justine Gaubert, Colin Fosket;
Socialising heritage/socialising legacy ~ Martin Bashforth, Mike Benson, Tim Boon, Lianne Brigham, Richard Brigham, Karen Brookfield, Peter Brown, Danny Callaghan, Jean-Phillipe Calvin, Richard Courtney, Kathy Cremin, Paul Furness, Helen Graham, Alex Hale, Paddy Hodgkiss, John Lawson, Rebecca Madgin, Paul Manners, David Robinson, John Stanley, Martin Swan, Jennifer Timothy, Rachael Turner;
Performing the legacy of animative and iterative approaches to co-producing knowledge ~ Mihaela Kelemen, Martin Phillips, Deborah James, Sue Moffat;
What is the role of artists in interdisciplinary collaborative projects with universities and communities? ~ Hugh Escott, Helen Graham, Kimberley Marwood, Kate Pahl, Steve Pool and Amanda Ravetz;
Material legacies: Shaping things and places through heritage ~ Jo Vergunst, Elizabeth Curtis, Oliver Davis, Robert Johnston, Helen Graham and Colin Shepherd;
Translation across borders: Connecting the academic and policy communities ~ Steve Connelly, Dave Vanderhoven, Catherine Durose, Peter Matthews, Liz Richardson and Robert Rutherfoord;
Culturally mapping legacies of collaborative heritage projects ~ Karen Smyth, Andrew Power and Rik Martin;
Section 2: Understanding collaborative research practices: A Lexicon ~ Kate Pahl and Keri Facer;
Section 3: Future directions ~ Keri Facer and Kate Pahl.