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Researching Innovation: In search of the mother of invention in an academic culture of necessity

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  • 1.13 Case Study
  • 2.3.2 Interviewing
  • 3.2 Quality In Qualitative Research
  • 4.1.1 Qualitative Approaches (General)

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Slide 1 NCRM is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council NCRM is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council * Researching Innovation In search of the mother of invention in an academic culture of necessity Andrew Bengry-Howell, Rose Wiles Graham Crow, Melanie Nind NCRM is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council NCRM is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council * Case Studies What is the process through which an innovation is developed? How is it publicised, promoted and disseminated? Who are the key ‘champions’? Who are the ‘early adopters’? Has it reached ‘breakthrough’ status? What is the uptake: core/different discipline(s); transnational? Has it been adapted? Do innovators feel/claim a sense of ownership of the innovation? To what extent does the innovation address important methodological issues/challenges NCRM is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council NCRM is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council * The Cases Online/Virtual ethnography … Netnography Robert Kozinets Child-led research … Children as Researchers Mary Kellett Creative methods … Lego Serious Play David Gauntlett NCRM is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council NCRM is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council * Methods (stage one) Semi-structured interviews: Developers of the method/methodological approach Champions/supporters of method/approach [2 per case] Established academic in topic area [1 per case] Early career user of method/approach [1 per case] User from different discipline to the innovator [1 per case] User from different country to the innovator [1 per case] Author of book review [1 per case] NCRM is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council NCRM is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council * Methods (stage two) Systematic Review of Uptake: Social sciences’ bibliographic databases searched for published journal articles/conference papers, in which

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