Web 2.0 Tools to Support the Political Context, Evidence and Links Framework
For this guide, the Political Context, Evidence and Links framework was used to flesh out strategies in utilising Web 2.0 to address the main issues above. This section specifically addresses the “What researchers need to do” portion of the framework.
|Political Context|| * Who are the policy makers?
|| * Get to know the policy makers, their agendas and their constraints.
|| * Work with the policy makers.
|Evidence|| * What is the current theory?
|| * Establish credibility over the long term.
|| * Build up programmes of high-quality work.
|Links|| * Who are the key stakeholders?
|| * Get to know the other stakeholders.
|| * Partnerships between researchers, policy makers and policy end-users.
Web 2.0 tools
Before diving into overview of different Web 2.0 tools and strategies they can support it is important to have in mind that this is probably the most rapidly changing area in the history of technology development. New online tools are announced almost daily and new features are being constantly added. Consequently, in couple of months the tools suggested below might not be the most appropriate ones of all existing options. Users of this guide are encouraged to look out for all new developments of tools that match the strategies and usages described below, which will not get obsolete that fast.
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