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Causality and complexity in impact statements: is it time to rethink a one-size-fits-all approach to writing about impact?

Bonaccorsi, Andrea (2021) Causality and complexity in impact statements: is it time to rethink a one-size-fits-all approach to writing about impact? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (19 Apr 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

As part of the REF assessment researchers across STEM and SSH disciplines are required to write about the impact of their research in essentially the same format. Drawing on a linguistic analysis of REF Impact statements from 2014, Andrea Bonaccorsi, highlights key differences between statements being made by scholars in STEM and SSH disciplines and suggests differences in the causality of impact between the disciplines warrant a reconsideration of how these statements are produced and judged.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2021 10:51
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2021 23:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110623

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