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Clare Wilkinson and Emma Weitkamp

to share your work. Box 12.3 Research communication conferences Many national and regional organisations hold relevant annual or biannual conferences, including: Asian Network of Science and Technology Centres Australian Science Communication Network Australia New Zealand Communication Conference Ecsite Annual Conference Engage International Conference The European Communication Conference ICA Annual Conference ICOM General Conference Museums

in Creative research communication
Andrew Balmer and Anne Murcott

; elsewhere, the choice is less clear. Australia and New Zealand use a combination of UK English and American English spellings, for example. Outside of the UK, unless your department or school, or, indeed, your tutors, specify which you are to use for your essays, it may not matter which you choose. Be very sure, of course, to be consistent. We cannot list all words that are difficult to spell, but here are some of the common spelling mistakes which we come across in our students’ work, and which, as we shall recommend when it comes to thinking about vocabulary

in The craft of writing in sociology
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Clare Wilkinson and Emma Weitkamp

reason, at times the discussion in this chapter may appear to focus on exploring the links between natural sciences and the arts. This doesn’t mean that the same approaches and issues aren’t faced by researchers from the social sciences or humanities but, rather, that these disciplines have not received the same attention from funders (e.g. Wellcome Trust in the United Kingdom; XEROX PARC PAIR in the United States; or Synapse in Australia) or, indeed, the research community. In this chapter we explore the relationship between research (science, social science

in Creative research communication
Andrew Balmer and Anne Murcott

point you towards the key parts of the book which might assist you with whatever it is you are currently writing. 1 It means that throughout this book we also assume British English spelling and conventions for writing, which can vary considerably from those in Australia, the United States and elsewhere where English is a main language.

in The craft of writing in sociology
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Clare Wilkinson and Emma Weitkamp

. However, when designing your evaluation it can be easy to step into ‘advocacy’ mode, whereby you seek to strongly justify your activity, approach or even discipline. Drawing on the second point, it is now commonplace to see research communication and engagement activities feature as one type of impact within a wider analysis of research impact. Research impact is subject to discussion in many individual countries, including Australia (Australian Research Council, 2014 ), Ireland (Science Foundation Ireland, 2012 ), the Netherlands, the United States (Grant et

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Andrew Balmer and Anne Murcott

some younger generations, which have adopted an interrogative rise in pitch at the end of a declarative statement, reputedly originating in Australia. This makes it sound as if all sentences are questions and can be quite frustrating for other speakers unused to this way of speaking. 17 The type that makes a statement. 18 Even if you happen to be unfamiliar with the names semi-colon and colon, you will know them when used to create emoticons using a keyboard. According to Microsoft’s online support for Office, a smiley face :) is created with a colon

in The craft of writing in sociology
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Clare Wilkinson and Emma Weitkamp

Nicholas Carlile, an Island Ecologist based in Australia and rediscoverer of living specimens of the Lord Howe Island phasmid ( Dryococelus australis ), a giant stick insect around fifteen centimetres long. Rats arriving on the damaged and beached supply ship SS Makambo in 1918 were thought to have wiped out the Lord Howe stick insect in the 1920s, though climbing expeditions to a nearby rock, Ball’s Pyramid, since the 1960s found a few dead specimens. ‘We regularly received requests to climb Ball’s Pyramid to look for the insect, but the climbing teams rarely if ever

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Clare Wilkinson and Emma Weitkamp

research (as well as other political matters) infringing on both public and private settings. A move to deliberative engagement and participation has occurred in many geographical areas of the world including the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada and Brazil, and whilst it might be typified by its use in existing democratic countries, the United Nations is recommending the enhancement of associated deliberation mechanisms particularly in the western Asian region (this includes countries like Libya, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt), where it is seen to be

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Clare Wilkinson and Emma Weitkamp

surveys ask people about naturally align to locations for the communication of research. Whilst a number of the studies undertaken by individual countries do not allow for direct comparison of rates of participation, primarily due to their methodological variations, there are some general trends which are worthy of note. Schuster ( 2007 ) highlights these trends across participation studies from thirty-five different countries including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan and Brazil. Firstly, whilst activities like going to the cinema, reading and

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