D2K Members

Prof. Madeleine Murtagh, Dr Joel Minion, Dr Andrew Turner, Dr Becca Wilson, Cynthia Ochieng



ECOUTER stands for Employing COnceptual schema for policy and Translation Engagement in Research.  It uses an online mind mapping tool to allow stakeholders all over the world to interact with the existing evidence on a topic of shared concern.  An ECOUTER begins with an initial question posed by the organisers as well as links to a selection of key pieces of the existing evidence base. Participants are then invited to respond and contribute additional ideas and links. The online discussions are analysed by social scientists to generate a conceptual framework of the phenomenon or issue considered. The results can then form the basis of recommendations for research, governance, practice and/or policy.