Constant, N. and Roberts, L. (2017) 'Narratives as a mode of research evaluation in citizen science : understanding broader science communication impacts.', Journal of science communication., 16 (4). A03.
Science communicators develop qualitative and quantitative tools to evaluate the ‘impact’ of their work however narrative is rarely adopted as a form of evaluation. We posit narrative as an evaluative approach for research projects with a core science communication element and offer several narrative methods to be trialled. We use citizen science projects as an example of science communication research seeking to gain knowledge of participant-emergent themes via evaluations. Storied experience of participant involvement enhances understanding of context-based and often intangible processes, such as changing place-relations, values, and self-efficacy, by enabling a reflective space for critical-thinking and self-reflection.
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|Date accepted:||04 August 2016|
|Date deposited:||06 October 2017|
|Date of first online publication:||18 September 2017|
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