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A method to unlock hidden research expertise: making “failure” visible

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Rundle, O, A method to unlock hidden research expertise: making 'failure' visible, Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network Roundtable Abstracts, 9-11 December 2016, Hobart, Australia, pp. 4-5. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Abstract

On 4th May 2016 the author made a post on the ADRRN blog titled "Making research "failure" visible: unlocking hidden expertise". She argued that "it would be enormously beneficial to our field if we joined forces to gather data about the research projects that we abandoned, the research methods that failed, and the results that we haven’t published because we don’t think they tell a "good enough" story." Although there was a positive response to the ideas in the post, no researchers shared their stories of failure on the blog. The next step in this work in progress is the development of a research method that will facilitate the gathering of dispute resolution researcher’s stories of things that they have learnt by engaging in research projects. Of particular interest will be ideas that were abandoned due to anticipated blockages, projects that were designed but abandoned, completed research that was not published, and projects that failed to achieve the response rates or other outcomes that the researcher wanted. It is expected that many researchers have hidden knowledge, but that publicly sharing those stories would often be risky because of the ability to identify the organisations or individuals involved.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Research method, user data, dispute resolution research, methodology
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Litigation, Adjudication and Dispute Resolution
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Civil Justice
Author:Rundle, O (Dr Olivia Rundle)
ID Code:113118
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2016-12-13
Last Modified:2016-12-13
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