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Purpose: To highlight the difference between adoption and use in how research findings contribute to change Description: To understand how research findings lead to change, it is useful to look separately at two steps: Adoption, which is “the willingness and ability to take research results and convert them into something that’s usable more broadly.” This […]
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Purpose: To demonstrate how games based on models can assist decision making and change on complex problems. Description: This video demonstrates how well-designed games, with skilled facilitation, empower players to make better decisions. When those with power to make change are the players, games can assist in finding innovative ways to make progress on difficult […]
Purpose: To provide an introduction to creating powerful messages, also known as ‘framing.’  Description: Key elements of framing are highlighted. The characteristics of a good frame are: It is ‘sticky’ – in other words the message is powerful and simple The person hearing or seeing it intuitively agrees with it There is a ‘villain’, i.e., […]
This open-access book provides “practical guidance on how to conduct interdisciplinary research effectively with multi-member teams operating across departments and institutions.” Chapters are: Signposts for interdisciplinary travellers: introduction and some tips for reading this book Departure point: our approach to interdisciplinarity Planning the expedition: designing interdisciplinary research projects Making the expedition a success: managing interdisciplinary […]
“For policy to bring positive change to people, it needs to be informed by the best available evidence and local knowledge. Producing robust evidence is just part of the policy change; we need to look at where that evidence is – or isn’t – being used by governments, and why. And while we have seen […]
Purpose: To describe what is involved in jointly conducting transdisciplinary research, including in integration. Description: Jointly conducting the research is the second of three distinct phases in transdisciplinary research shown in the figure below for transdisciplinary research on sustainability issues. It follows the first stage of framing the problem and is in turn followed by […]
Purpose: To describe what is involved in the problem framing stage of transdisciplinary research, where the project is envisaged and goals, problems and research are determined. Description: Problem framing is the first of three distinct phases in transdisciplinary research. It involves identifying relevant understandings of the problem situation, to: clarify who to involve in the […]

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