‘Making the links: New directions for social researchers’
Now more than ever, social researchers need to build strong connections outside our industry. Traditional boundaries between research methods have softened as researchers and funders recognise the value of combining approaches. Hard and fast divisions between academics, practitioners and policy researchers are blurring. Researchers are increasingly collaborating with other professionals, in fields such as bio-tech and engineering. And new opportunities arise as technology redraws the limits on data collecting, data sharing and research dissemination. What challenges does this new landscape bring?