Practice Research Voices (PR Voices) Survey

Practice Research Voices (PR Voices) is a scoping project that aims to engage with all communities involved in, working with and supporting practice research.

Practice research is defined by the Practice Research Reports published in 2021 (Bully & ┼×ahin) as: “An umbrella term that describes all manners of research where practice is the significant method of research conveyed in a research output. this includes numerous discipline-specific formulations of practice research, which have distinct and unique balances of practice, research narrative and complementary methods within their projects.”

Based on this feedback and using existing repository technology and standards we will build a prototype that supports the capture, preservation and discoverability of your research.

For further information please see the PRVoices project blog post: Practice Research Voices (PR Voices): Scoping the Open Library of Practice Research and information about the three project workstreams: repositoriesmetadata and persistent identifiers and building a community of practice

We need your insights in order to best understand the diverse needs of these communities.

What are we asking you to do:

  1. Engage in this survey (which should take approximately 15 minutes)
  2. Participate in follow up opportunities to input your views
  3. Help shape the future of open research standards for practice research

The project extends from a knowledge base in art and design practice into other disciplinary contexts where practice is a key mode of enquiry.

Link to Researcher and Practitioner Survey   
(PR Voices Researcher Practitioner Survey Questions (PDF))
Link to Institutional and Organisational Support Survey
(PR Voices Institutional Organisational Support Survey Questions (PDF))


The surveys will be open from now until 11:59 British Summer Time on Monday 18 April 2022 (Easter Monday).

If you have any questions please contact Jenny Evans (PI) on J.Evans2@westminster.ac.uk

The PRVoices project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Council (AHRC) (Grant number AH/W007622/1). It is led by Jenny Evans, Principal Investigator (PI), Research Environment and Scholarly Communications Lead, Research and Knowledge Exchange Office (RKEO), University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW, J.Evans2@westminster.ac.uk 

Co-Investigators on the project are Dr Adam Vials Moore (Jisc), Rachael Kotarski (British Library), Prof Neal White (Westminster) and Prof Helen Bailey (Kings College London).

Survey deadline now extended to midday (12 noon) British Summer Time on Monday 25th April 2022.

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