Lay Summaries: Making Research Visible and Accessible (Part 2)
In Part 2 of the lay summary workshop series, facilitators introduce the Making Research Accessible initiative’s (MRAi) Downtown Eastside Research Access portal as a case-study, and invite participants to make a contribution to this community-centred, open-access project by writing a lay summary of scholarly research that could possibly be published on the portal.
As a way to scaffold the writing activity, facilitators introduce participants to a series of 4 guiding questions designed to communicate scholarly research to non-specialist audiences. Participants are welcome to bring a scholarly text to work with (e.g., research article, research proposal, funding application) or one will be provided. Following the writing activity, there’s an opportunity for peer feedback from facilitators and participants.
The workshop is designed for UBC Vancouver community members interested in community engagement, knowledge dissemination, and public dialogue, and most suitable for those who attended the foundational workshop Lay Summaries: Going Public with Your Research (Part 1).
This two-part workshop series is offered in collaboration with UBC’s Making Research Accessible initiative (MRAi) and the Supporting Transparent & Open Research Engagement & Exchange (STOREE) research project.
Facilitators: Dr. Patty A Kelly, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Aleha McCauley, Community Engagement Librarian, Irving K Barber Learning Centre
Date & Time: Thursday, November 18, 2021: 10am – 1pm PT
Location: Irving K Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall), Level 3, Dodson Room. Light refreshments provided.
- Thursday, November 18, 2021
- 10:00am - 1:00pm
- Dr. Patty A Kelly, Aleha McCauley