One of the programs that help expand and build the nation's capacity to prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change since 1995 is NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program (Pulwarty et al., 2009). This grand scientific experiment calls for novel forms of quality and impact measures - traditional discipline-based peer review systems are supplemented with economic, political, social or cultural criteria (Feldman & Ingram, 2009). I propose surveying RISA participants to measure non-traditional impact criteria. I’d like to know if the kinds of training graduate students get by working on a RISA project translate into their future practice of science, thinking about the research process, or their research practices.
This project proposes to explore the following research questions:
1. How participation in co-production of knowledge research projects affects participants’ behavior and practice as scientists?
2. What kinds of capacities co-production projects helped build for participants?
3. How has participation in co-production affected the participants’ careers after RISA?
My long-term goal is to explore how co-production, a grand experiment in post-normal science, builds capacities for researchers engaged in the process, specifically their capacities to continue with co-production efforts in their future careers.
I hope this research will provide information on the impacts of co-production of knowledge and its potential to address climate change issues on the regional scale. To date, this field has lacked information on long-term non-traditional outcomes of the process (ex. capacity building) and quantification of these non-traditional outcomes.
Environmental Policy PRIMARY
Social Policy SECONDARY
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation SECONDARY
CO-PRODUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE
CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY
COMMUNITY CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
CO-PRODUCTION OF SCIENCE AND POLICY
EXTENDED PEER-REVIEW COMMUNITY
CO-PRODUCED CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY