Friday, August 30, 2013

Delegates closing review of conference ! We'll keep the site open for a couple of weeks - please take time to reflect on your experience and complete the survey. It will help RGS-IBG understand what works well and why and if anything can be improved. We'll do our best to share some survey results here too.  Click here to take survey  Thank you!  Meanwhile - we were surprised by some of the opening survey results about hopes for the week - a surprising amount of 'worries' about presenting, meeting people interested in your research etc - take a look on the Survey results page here.
Keep in touch - Quaco and Sue  twitter @createevaluate

Thursday, August 29, 2013

What delegates said on Wednesday about the conference

We asked people in the afternoon to give us 'six words about the conference so far' and this is what they said (above) as a wordcloud (size reflects frequency of words).

FRIDAY SESSION 2 NIGHTINGALE ROOM RGS  join us to feedback your conference ideas, suggestions and comments, find out how the 'online evaluation' went, issues of interpreting creative data plus a presentation from digital social justice researcher Quaco Cloutterbuck about using the internet (& a quick 'how to' on free online research blogs)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Throughout the conference we'll be asking for your feedback, ideas, comments and feelings in several ways. You can join in the debates and feed back your Conference experience on this blog by emailing (two ees !) or joining the blog on ,  using your phone, ipad or laptop any time during the week. Although this isn't an 'official' RGS-IBG evaluation - it's part of our research - we will share all our data with them.

Delegate opening survey please click here: Delegate Opening Survey

You can use this blog to make contact with other delegates or interest groups, continue the academic debate, suggest sources, links, references and resources. We'll feed back content, responses, and survey results daily, to help you get a 'feel' for the Conference. If you're giving a paper, we'd like you to email a copy, or your presentation slides, so delegates can catch up with sessions they missed and you can make new contacts. We'd like you to check each day for our quick online surveys, and we'll feed back the results. 

You can share your views on video, upload images and text, or visit us in the RGS-IBG Pavillion for a 'vox pop' interview. We'll also be around and about with a range of qualitative evaluation techniques . 

This blog is a collaboration between RGS-IBG and two researchers, Sue Challis (Coventry University) and Quaco Cloutterbuck (London Metropolitan and Lancaster Universities). Sue is in her final PhD year, researching creative evaluation methods for creative community projects. Quaco lectures in Education, runs a digital-democracy community project, and is about to start a PhD about the role of digital literacy in social justice.

Delegate opening survey please click here: Delegate Opening Survey
Meanwhile ... Come and see us in the RGS Pavillion throughout the week - discuss creative & digital  research methods - watch a film about creative evaluation of community projects - and tell us what you think in a vox pop interview for this blog... or join us at...

Wednesday Session 2 Sunley Room RGS-IBG Hands on creative research workshop - with artist & researcher Sue Challis
Friday Session 2 Nightingale Room RGS-IBG Critique of creative methods +  online blog plus 'how to' with social justice researcher Quaco Cloutterbuck

Complete the conference opening survey here !
 Delegate Opening Survey

Special Postgrad survey on Tuesday page ! (click on  link) Postgrad Opening Survey

Monday, August 19, 2013

Link: 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

Via: Twisted Sifter
If you’re a visual learner... then you know maps, charts and info-graphics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that.

Map of ‘Pangea’ with Current International Borders