This short note on practice reflects on how “research narrative” is a much-used, but misunderstood term. Compelling stories about our research are important: for public-facing communications and for academic tenure confirmation and promotion. They are also important for researchers to gain a clearer sense of their own vision and values in the research process: they are not just a communication skill, they’re a career skill. But often researchers in STEM disciplines do not have the practical skills to write stories. We draw on our own practice as creative writers to share some simple and effective methods to bring arts expertise into STEM research narratives.
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Wilkins, Kim and Marshall, Helen
"What can we Learn about Research Narratives from Professional Storytellers?,"
The STEAM Journal:
2, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/vol4/iss2/11