Communication

Graphical & Video Abstracts: An Interview with Tullio Rossi

July 3, 2019 1998

It goes without saying that research has greater impact when more people have access to it. In a distracted, multilingual world we often struggle to get important research findings into the hands of those who can use what we’ve learned. As Dr. Tullio Rossi of Animate Your Science points out, visuals help us reach across disciplines and across academia-public divides to find new readers. Rossi advocates for graphical and video abstracts as a visual communication strategy.

You can read a couple of Animate Your Science blog posts that explain this practice and show examples. Dr. Rossi discussed some of these ideas in this interview:

This post originally appeared at Social Science Space sister site MethodSpace, For more MethodSpace posts about visuals in research communications click below:

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Janet Salmons is an independent researcher, writer and consultant through her company,Vision2Lead and is the resident methods guru at the website MethodSpace. In addition to her latest book and numerous articles and book chapters, she has written Doing Qualitative Research Online, Qualitative Online Interviews, Online Interviews in Real Time (2010), and edited the Cases in Online Interview Research (2012) for SAGE Publishing.

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