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STC Speakers: Clay Spinuzzi

30 Oct 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT


What’s the value proposition? Making research useful to the researched.
Academics know why they want to conduct industry research and what they’ll gain from it. But they are often not as good at identifying how research can benefit prospective participants—both individuals and organizations. That is, they don’t always express a value proposition, a claim of value for their participants. And if prospective participants don’t get something out of the research, why should they play ball?
Drawing from his 20 years of experience in research, in this talk Clay Spinuzzi will discuss how researchers can treat their participants as stakeholders, designing research that will bring clear relational (not just transactional) value to individuals and organizations while still ethically reaching the researchers’ goals. Drawing especially from his book Topsight, Spinuzzi will discuss actual examples and concrete principles for making research projects valuable—and welcomed.
 How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email Meg Cantwell at meg.cantwell@gmail.com for more information. If you reserved a Remote Call-In Ticket, you will need to contact Meg for the phone number and conference code. Please do so by Friday, October 27th. 

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30 Oct 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Research Hall 163 – GMU Fairfax
Research Hall
Fairfax, VA 22030 US

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