Using Coffee to Explain How We Condense Research

This blog post uses the joy of making coffee to explain how we condense research from 10,000 words (i.e. the original research, the coffee beans) to 1,000 words (i.e. filtered coffee!) Two main activities underpin what we do: we condense…

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New Visual Summary for Dr Jo Bates, Sheffield Uni

I met Dr Jo Bates from the University of Sheffield during a ‘Data and Society’ module as part of my Data Science MSc. I enjoyed her course because it made us think about data ethics in our society. After completing…

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What We Learned From Failing To Meet Client Expectations

When I founded Research Retold, failing to meet client expectations was not exactly the first scenario I prepared for. This is probably because my brain was trying to protect me from a reality that’s not easy to confront. After a…

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Policy Brief for Dr Kokkinis, GLOBE, Warwick University

I was introduced to Dr Andreas Kokkinis and Dr Celine Tan from Warwick University after creating a 4-page visual summary on labour standards for Dr James Harrison. While impressed with the stand-alone document that was presented to policymakers in Brussels…

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Illustrations and Infocomics – Ways to Present Research

This post explores the definition of illustrations and infocomics and how they can be used in research communication. Are you ready to find out how illustrations and infocomics can be useful for presenting research? Let’s begin! What are illustrations and…

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Policy Briefs – Ways to Present Research

  This blog focuses on four important aspects of writing policy briefs, offering practical examples of their structure. In contrast to infographics and visual summaries, the clue is in the name with policy briefs. The policy angle is key when…

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Visual Summaries – Ways to Present Research

This post explores the definition of visual summaries and their use for research communication. It looks at four key steps: planning ahead and organising content, focusing on the key messages, ensuring the visual enhance the text and including a call…

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Infographics – Ways to Present Research

Whenever I introduce my business to people and explain what we do, almost 90% of the time the reply is ‘Oh, so like using infographics, right?’. People immediately relate to the word infographics and get what service we offer. I…

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What does it mean to ‘retell research’?

Each year approximately £6 billion are invested in research in the UK (UKRI). One problem is that the resulting research findings are under-utilised in decision-making processes because those who need to implement them don’t understand either a) the jargon and…

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New Visual Research Summary for Pf Caroline Dyer, Leeds University

I was introduced to Pf Caroline Dyer through a previous client, Pf Cristina Leston-Bandeira, also from the University of Leeds. We collaborated with Cristina in June this year and, following from that, she introduced us to Caroline. When Caroline and…

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