I think of myself as a public service researcher. The Pew Charitable Trusts and the California HealthCare Foundation provide the funds for the work I do and, in turn, I do everything I can to inject the findings into the public conversation: publish reports and data sets online, for free; talk to reporters and bloggers […]
My friend Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, delivers a passionate argument for listening more than talking online and, in that way, seeing “where myth is being created” so she can better infuse her own communications with facts. I couldn’t agree more, so I’m adding it to my list of “participatory research” resources for my Stanford Medicine […]
I’m going to teach a 90-minute class on participatory research at Stanford Medicine X in September, so I’m going to start blogging resources I plan to incorporate (or that simply inspire me). As always, I’d welcome suggestions, comments, and questions. First up, Kate Crawford’s Strata 2013 talk about “big data”:
I’ve been thinking about the role of the Pew Research Center* in the world, particularly in regard to how we communicate and disseminate our work. Here is my idea: We are both a mirror and a window. We hold up a mirror to society, reflecting back the current state of all sorts of things, like marriage, […]
I’m crunching survey data nonstop these days, writing two reports to be published in January, so I’m not leaving my writing cave office very often. But before I went into quiet mode, I recorded a podcast with Fran Melmed and Carol Harnett, hosts of the CoHealth Checkup. They elicited some stories I haven’t told elsewhere […]
I can’t imagine conducting research, especially about the internet, without welcoming people into the process, so I wrote up some examples of how I use social tools in my work.