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Policy citation databases offer new ways to understand the impact of social sciences research

Szomszor, Martin (2022) Policy citation databases offer new ways to understand the impact of social sciences research. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (23 Mar 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Tracking the policy impact of academic research is notoriously difficult, especially when academics are not directly involved in policymaking processes. However, the recent development of tools to index and organise online policy documents has cast new insights into how research, particularly in the social sciences is used in policy. Commenting on a recent study carried out using Overton.io, Martin Szomszor, highlights how social science research outperforms other fields of research in terms of policy impact and how by tracing policy impacts it is possible to produce more nuanced pictures of research impact outside of the dominant anglophone research landscape.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2022 13:24
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2022 13:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/114734

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