R-Search Rapid Re-Search Enabling the Design of Agile and Creative Responses to Problems (Presentation Slides)
34 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2018
Date Written: March 19, 2018
The R-Search rapid research approach encompasses two central components that, when leveraged, can enable researchers to develop, iterate and implement evidence-based solutions to public problems: Getting smart quickly on a topic by: - developing a clear and detailed understanding of the problem and solution area; - identifying actors at play in the problem and solution space; and - understanding the larger context in which the problem and potential solutions exist. - Staying in the know regarding new developments in the problem and solution space.
Why R-Search? - Seemingly intractable problems require agile and creative responses; - Meaningful and agile creativity can only arise when there is a rapid understanding of the topic at hand; - R-Search enables the development of a MAP (a topic’s Milieu, relevant Actors and existing Problem space) of issues, scholarship, actions and opinions surrounding a topic to allow for the design of responses that are more informed and targeted; - R-Search allows for the development of a baseline against which progress can be measured; - R-Search enables the completion of a project canvas to guide development, implementation and assessment; - R-Search provides for knowledge-building to inform rapid prototyping.
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