I think my role in this venture based around the Equality of Opportunity Project involves writing and storytelling. While I’m not the best at data analysis, I can tell a story. So, it’s my hopes that within this group, I can hopefully be the person who takes the figures and the notes and the analyses and writes them up. While my role is definitely uncertain, the one that I feel I can complete best is to communicate these facts to an audience. I think that right now, a lot of things are still up in the air, but that while I may have some thoughts on the data, my value to this group rests in communication.
This is, of course, assuming that we get data back. There’s a good chance that we might not. In that case, I would probably still work to compile the hypotheses and things to look for in the future with my group mates and work on making the information easy to understand and access to the layman, because not everyone studies this stuff and they might not understand it from the getgo.
I know that this isn’t something that we intend to do, that we intend to target academics in particular, but I feel like this is a skill we need to work on. Because as much as I don’t like admitting it, academics are still rather rare. And if we want serious debates, we need to go outside the academic sphere.