Interesting paper from PLoS Medicine.
CITATION: Finley N, Swartz TH, Cao K, Tucker JD (2020) How to make your research jump off the page: Co-creation to broaden public engagement in medical research. PLoS Med 17(9): e1003246. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003246
- Many scientific research manuscripts are intended for other researchers and not the public. However, the public are involved in research as participants, taxpayers, and patients.
- We discuss co-creation and how it can be used to enhance medical research.
- Co-creation is an iterative, bidirectional collaboration between researchers and laypeople to create knowledge. This process can broaden public engagement in medical research.
- Co-creation is related to theories of crowdsourcing, community-based participatory research, citizen science, and participatory action research.
- Public online calls for input, crowdsourcing contests, hackathons, and participatory design sessions are all examples of activities to co-create with the public.
- Infographics and videos are two tools that can be used to broaden public engagement in medical research.
Best wishes, Neil
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