Reflecting on the research

After reading any research, book or academic article, it is always useful to reflect on what you have read. This helps you to think more deeply about what you have read and to commit it to memory. Crucially, reflecting on the research and academic articles will help you to apply it to your own actions as a community advocate.

The questions below will help guide your reflection and critique on the research. If it helps, you can write your thoughts down in a journal/notepad or do a voice recording. The important thing is to spend enough time reflecting on these questions, so that you have formed a view and could respond to someone if they asked you these questions.

  • Think about all the articles you read in the previous sprint, are there any common themes and findings?
  • Are there any differences between them? If so, what are they?
  • Did you find any articles more convincing or were they equally convincing? If so, in what ways?
  • Was there anything from the research that has made you learn more and/or think differently about being a community advocate? If so, what did you learn and how did it make you think differently? If not, explain why?