How to make a difference in science policy with your research

3-hour live workshop with self-paced online course

Making an effective plan for creating policy impact with your research can increase your likelihood of success. This training will introduce you to the differences in culture between research and policy and provide you with tools to chart your path to impact. Dr. Andrew George (Sigma Xi) will introduce the cultural differences between research and policy, based on his time establishing the North Carolina STEM Policy Fellowship and as a strategy consultant for the U.S. government, and Prof. Eric Jensen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Warwick and Methods for Change) will introduce impact objectives, impact logic models and theories of change. Eric and Andrew will provide concrete examples, drawing on their research and policy consulting work.

Nov 2022
21
10:00am-1:00pm EST (US)
3:00pm-6:00pm GMT (UK)
4:00pm-7:00pm CET

In this hands-on workshop, you will have the opportunity to start developing your science policy impact plans with expert advice and support.

A six-month subscription to the self-paced online course, Introduction to Evaluation, is included with this workshop registration.

This event is organized by Methods for Change (contributing to Project Ô, an EU-funded project), an initiative of the registered 501(c)3 non-profit, Institute for Methods Innovation.

Dr. Eric Jensen

Prof. Eric Jensen is a globally-recognized expert in evaluation, research impact and science communication.

Dr Eric A. Jensen is a social scientist with a PhD from the University of Cambridge in sociology. Author of Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research (SAGE), Dr Jensen brings extensive methodological expertise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods social research and evaluation. Jensen has been working in science communication research and practice since 2001, beginning with a National Science Foundation-funded project on International Ethics and Equity Issues Relating to Biotechnology. Jensen has delivered hundreds of training workshops on evaluation methods and evidence-based science communication, as well as leading and consulting on projects large and small on public engagement with research, impact evaluation, socially responsible research and environmental communication. Jensen’s latest book is Science Communication: An introduction. He is The Brinson Foundation Civic Science Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, part-time Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and a senior monitoring and evaluation consultant at UNESCO.

Research Methods
Impact Evaluation
Survey Design
Qualitative Methods
Quantitative Methods

Dr Andrew George Civic Science Fellow

Dr. Andrew George is a science policy strategist with a PhD in biology from Duke University. He is the Civic Science Fellow at the Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honor Society. With a background in research, consulting, and strategy.

Dr George brings expertise in science policy at local, state, and federal levels. In 2016 he led the establishment of the North Carolina STEM Policy Fellowship to place recent MA and PhD students in state agencies to serve as scientific advisors. During his time as a consultant and Executive Vice President for Strategy at Thrivner, Inc he worked with a number of government leaders to develop strategies and bold initiatives to tackle a range of societal challenges (e.g., delivering usable services, improving precipitation prediction, developing climate smart living marine resource management).

Strategy
Science Policy
Program Development
Data Visualization

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University, research center & government staff $249.00
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Concessionary (student & unemployed) $129.00
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Dr. Eric Jensen
Dr. Eric Jensen

Prof. Eric Jensen is a globally-recognized expert in evaluation, research impact and science communication.

Dr Andrew George
Dr Andrew George

Dr. Andrew George is a science policy strategist with a PhD in biology from Duke University. He is the Civic Science Fellow at the Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honor Society. With a background in research, consulting, and strategy.