This practical guide was developed through a collaborative process of public engagement led by TDR Global. This practical guide provides tools, open-access resources and advice for researchers, especially those living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Guides & Tools: LBG Open Innovation in Science Center Impact Model and Instrumentsby LBG Open Innovation in Science Center
Developed by the LBG Open Innovation in Science Center present a toolkit that can be used respectively to plan and to collect feedback around the effects of involvement and engagement initiatives in research projects.
Published Literature: Science Communication Research: an Empirical Field Analysisby Mesh Editorial Team
This in-depth empirical analysis of the research field in science communication published in 2020 looks both at strengths and weaknesses of research in the field, and a reflects on its future needs and perspectives.
Literature: Developing a finer grained analysis of research impact: Can we assess the wider effects of public engagement?by Marco Haenssgen
This article, published with a creative commons licence on the LSE Impact Blog, suggests a more comprehensive and balanced approach for the evaluation of public engagement, drawing on evaluation criteria commonly used in aid evaluation.
INTRAC has launched the M&E universe, a free, online resource for development practitioners involved in monitoring and evaluation (M&E).
InformalScience.org is a central portal to project, research and evaluation resources designed to support and connect the informal science education community in museums, media, public programs and a growing variety of learning environments
Guide: Introduction to Evaluating Engagementby Robin Vincent, Dorcas Kamuya, Mesh Editorial Team
Robin Vincent, Evaluation Consultant, UK gives an introduction to evaluating engagement with particular focus on the Theory of Change approach and how complexity in engagement can be navigated in evaluation.
Community Engagement and the Human Infrastructure of Global Health Researchby Katherine F King, Pamela Kolopack, Maria W Merritt, Jim Lavery
This paper proposes an ethical framework for Community Engagement. The framework is grounded in the insight that relationships between the researcher and the community extend beyond the normal bounds of the researcher-research participant encounter and are the foundation of meaningful engagement.
Literature/Guides: Playing for Time: Making art as if the world matteredby Mesh Editorial Board
Lecture by theatre maker and artist Lucy Neal, author of Playing for Time (available from Oberon Books Ltd.). The handbook, written with over 60 artists, identifies collaborative arts practices in a range of community contexts and provides a useful breakdown of principles and practice for adaptation.