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By focusing on outputs, rather than people, we misunderstand the real impact of research.

Nightingale, Paul and Vine, Rebecca (2022) By focusing on outputs, rather than people, we misunderstand the real impact of research. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (07 Feb 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Arguing that science policy remains shaped by enduring ideas of linear knowledge transfer from research to society, Paul Nightingale and Rebecca Vine, propose that research impact in contemporary service economies lies predominantly within the application of human expertise to complex problems. By focusing on researchers, rather than research, they suggest research systems would be better positioned to appreciate the multifaceted ways in which fields of research, such as the social sciences, impact society.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2022 10:15
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 10:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/114010

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