4. Escaping the echo chamber
Social research is a noble profession in which smart, well-meaning people employ rigorous, robust methodologies to explore issues impacting society. At worst, it can also be a closed and cossetted environment with echo chambers of experts and close-knit networks of subject specialists. The time for change is here.
This workshop is for those who are willing to lay preconceptions to one side and step outside of their bubble. Working with other delegates and a common brief, you will be challenged to question your assumptions, to expand your research toolbox, to open your networks and to reflect on the paths open to you. Prepare to get stuck in.
Led by Dan Clay a policy, strategy and communications advisor with expertise in using research to guide policy, organisational and communications strategy, and Caitlin Connors the founder of Bright Harbour, a research, design and social innovation consultancy.