Zilper Audi, Communications Officer at IEA Kenya, summarizes IEA Kenya’s positive experience with social media as well as outlines a number of reasons why think tanks need to get on social media.
Making your research accessible
If research can’t be found, or is not easily understood by target audiences it simply does not travel, falling at the first hurdle in the process of trying to bring about change.
This guide to Twitter takes you from setting up an account, through building Twitter relationships, to creating and managing lists. It also focuses on policies and procedures, style and tone-of-voice and strategic Twitter goals.
In this post, Anushka Wijesinha reflects upon his experiences of using Twitter as a researcher engaged in policy-focused research, arguing that it provides a valuable tool for a number of reasons – from tracking debates to communicating his research.
The following practical tips have been put together to assist you in making the most of twitter, specifically monitoring and evaluating the impact your twitter activity is having.
Pete Cranston and Pier Andrea Pirani take a look at social media from the perspective of user engagement and explore some key issues that emerge.
This post launches our new social media engagement series that explores how to utilise social media effectively in research uptake activities. Join-us as we explore issues linked to the use and measurement of social media.
The research presented in this report was conducted during 2010 – 2011, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC, Canada) and…
In recent months, a new site, the image-sharing platform Pinterest, has exploded onto the social media scene.
While some researchers happily explore social media sites, others are a bit more reluctant. This blog by Allison Stevens introduces how coaching researchers can help.
There are so many wonderful online tools to help communicate knowledge generated by researchers.
This paper provides an indepth look at the rsearch ‘impact’ that can be attributed to blogging. Written by Berk Ozler…
This field note presents reflections from the perspective of a knowledge mobilization (KMb) practitioner after five years of developing and…