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What does COVID-19 mean for the evaluation of the impact criterion in REF2021?

Derrick, Gemma and Bayley, Julie (2021) What does COVID-19 mean for the evaluation of the impact criterion in REF2021? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (24 Nov 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The concept of research impact represents, to a degree, a formal way of understanding the productive relationships forged between academic research and the wider world. Unsurprisingly, these relationships took on entirely new dimensions as the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world. In this post, Gemma Derrick and Julie Bayley consider how COVID-19 is potentially influencing the ongoing 2021 Research Excellence Framework cycle and its analysis of UK research impact. Pointing to the ways in which the pandemic may have differentially influenced research and impact activities, they suggest this cycle could also hold lessons for the future in relation to longstanding inequalities within the REF.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2022 12:12
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2022 12:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/113097

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