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Research for Impact

In this course, you will learn more about the Research for Impact approach - a set of principles and practices that will help you to make your research more impactful. Traditionally, the goals and outcomes of research projects were to contribute knowledge and communicate this knowledge through academic publications and journal articles. But If we truly want our research to have an impact, we need to do research differently. Research that influences change in policy, practice, behaviour and attitudes. On this six-week journey, Jesse DeMaria-Kinney and Mark New share their experience of the Adaptation at Scale for Semi-arid Regions (ASSAR) Project, where they developed and refined the Research for Impact approach. They are joined by researchers and practitioners who followed this approach in their research. Together you will explore the five elements of the Research for Impact approach, i.e. Theory of Change; Stakeholder Engagement and Strategic Partnerships, Strategic Communication, Capacity Development; and Influencing. You will also get opportunities to hear from researchers and practitioners on the ground who followed this approach, and hopefully become inspired and equipped to incorporate these principles into your own research projects. The course is free to enroll and take. You will be offered the option of purchasing a certificate of completion, which you become eligible for if you successfully complete the course requirements. This can be an excellent way of staying motivated! Financial Aid is also available.

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Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
Starts Nov 28 (40 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Cape Town, Oxfam via Coursera
Instructors Mark New, Jesse DeMaria-Kinney
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences
Tags Social Sciences Governance And Society

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Rating 5.0 based on 4 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
Starts Nov 28 (40 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Cape Town, Oxfam via Coursera
Instructors Mark New, Jesse DeMaria-Kinney
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences
Tags Social Sciences Governance And Society

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