This module covers: (i) research ethics; (ii) responsible research and innovation methods; (iii) Anticipating, Reflecting on, Engaging with and Acting on potential impacts; (iv) communicating with a non-technical audience; (v) writing technology briefing papers for different audiences (policy makers, senior executives, etc.); and (vi) case studies that are directly relevant to the focus of the MINDS CDT.
Aims and Objectives
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- Principles of responsible research and innovation
- Communication and outreach strategies
Transferable and Generic Skills
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Use a variety of methods and strategies to effectively communicate the value of research in a non-technical way
- Apply responsible research innovation methods
- Apply strategies for impact and outreach
- Covered and assessed through Doctoral College course on Blackboard
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
- Orbit tools for RRI
- AREA: Anticipate, Reflect, Engage and Act
- Impact assessments & PAS440
Understanding research impact
- Identifying potential beneficiaries of research
- Pathways to impact
- Impact case studies and REF
- Communicating with decision makers (policy makers, senior executives, etc.)
- Outreach strategies and understanding your audience
- Academic communication
- Specific case study domains will be chosen to reflect emerging trends and key electronics and artificial intelligence challenges. Examples include smart cities and personal health monitoring
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The module will be delivered as a series of workshops with small group exercises. The ideal for timetabling would be to have 12 2-hour sessions.
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||12|
|Wider reading or practice||38|
|Completion of assessment task||64|
|Total study time||150|
1.A 4,000 word report providing an impact assessment of the use of a set of complementary technologies and algorithms to a given case study – 50%.
2.Two 1,000 word technology briefing papers for the same case study for two different audiences from: (i) policy makers; (ii) senior executives, and (iii) the media – 30% (15% each).
3.A plan for an outreach activity related to the case study or some component technology – 20%.
Feedback will be through marker comments and a mark for each component via a marking scheme shared with the students.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
An internal repeat is where you take all of your modules again, including any you passed. An external repeat is where you only re-take the modules you failed.
Repeat type: Internal & External