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Works of fiction? Impact statements should focus on pathways to impact over short-term outcomes

Ma, Lai (2020) Works of fiction? Impact statements should focus on pathways to impact over short-term outcomes. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (04 Dec 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

As a precondition to receiving research funds, many research funders require applicants to state how their project will ultimately achieve impacts prior to any work being undertaken. Reflecting on a study of these impact statements made to the Science Foundation Ireland Investigators Programme, Lai Ma, argues that such statements often introduce a narrow short-term bias to considerations of impact and presents four ways impact statements could be used more productively.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2021 00:30
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 23:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108328

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