Is it enough for us to simply ‘accept’ that practitioners do not get involved in formative and evaluative research (a sort of ‘research-phobia’) because of lack of time and its prohibitive costs? Asks Toni Muzi Falconi.
And this is where Jim Macnamara – the highly reputed senior Australian professional, academic and researcher- is in the final stages of refining an articulated and stimulating paper, for the moment entitled ‘the fork in the road’......
For researches and academics, these are only outright excuses as low and even no-cost evaluation methods are widely available. Instead they cite practitioner lack of interest, commitment and knowledge, as the real underlying reason….Of course this is not sufficient for anyone interested in governed change! As change happens anyway, whether we like it or not, we should try to at least govern that change which mostly affects the dynamics of our profession!
This is both a 'must read' and an insight into where smoke and mirrors are viewed from back stage.