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Impact monoculture – are all impact case studies the same old story?

Bandola-Gill, Justyna and Smith, Kat (2021) Impact monoculture – are all impact case studies the same old story? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (09 Nov 2021). Blog Entry.

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The impact of quantitative research measures on academic behaviours have been widely discussed, but the impact of qualitative assessment regimes is more often thought of as benign. Drawing on an analysis of impact case studies submitted to REF 2014, Justyna Bandola-Gill and Katherine E. Smith, explore how the narrative turn in research assessment has created four distinct narratives for impact case studies. Finding these narratives to diverge from more complex accounts of real-world impact, they assess the relative value of this ‘governance by narrative’.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2022 14:24
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:29

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