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Future impact - how can we rationally evaluate impact statements?

Benneworth, Paul and Olmos Peñuela, Julia (2020) Future impact - how can we rationally evaluate impact statements? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (27 Jan 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Making claims about the future impact of research as part of research grant applications has since it’s inception been controversial. As, if impact statements are accurate they suggest that the outcomes of research are already known. As UKRI (the UK’s main research funding body) considers scrapping impact statements, Paul Benneworth and Julia Olmos Peñuela argue how impact statements can produce meaningful statements of the potential future impact of research and set out a framework for assessing these claims.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 13:18
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2020 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103719

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