A Choice for Clarity

Presenting: Research Recap

"We intend to sift through the plethora of existing research to identify high-quality, interesting work and rearticulate it in an engaging and accessible manner in what we are calling our ‘Research Recap’."

While there is a constant outpouring of new research being published, it is simultaneously widely agreed that the impact and readability of said research is at an all time low. Most social science publications, despite being critical for careers and academic rankings, are formulaic, jargon-heavy, and dull – even the ones that are actually carrying important new knowledge. So we are faced with two fundamental issues: an overload of largely unimpactful social science research, and the truly valuable insights often being buried in dense, inaccessible writing.

While we at SSES cannot overhaul these systemic issues single-handedly, we *can* make a small but hopefully meaningful difference in our little corner of the social sciences, which is what we have chosen to do. By acting as a necessary intermediary, we intend to sift through the plethora of existing research to identify high-quality, interesting work and rearticulate it in an engaging and accessible manner in what we are calling our ‘Research Recap’. This will be a continuous publication on the SSES website focused on research pertinent to entrepreneurship education. “Dissemination” is our keyword – to spread knowledge as one would sow seeds, far and wide. We believe it is essential to serve as a conduit, channeling the wealth of academic insights from this niche area to the broader community interested in it.

This decision, to be the funnel through which complex ideas are translated into clear, engaging narratives, is more than a project. It’s a choice for the future of our field. By prioritising clarity and engagement, “Research Recap” aims to invigorate the conversation around entrepreneurship education, making it more inclusive, impactful, and dynamic.

In a world overwhelmed with information yet starved for meaningful knowledge, this choice represents our commitment to the future – a future where insights are not just generated but shared, understood, and applied. It’s a step towards demystifying the academic discourse, making it more than an echo in the ivory towers of academia but a voice that resonates in every corner where curious minds thrive.

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