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Selling impact: how is impact peer reviewed and what does this mean for the future of impact in universities?

Watermeyer, Richard and Hedgecoe, Adam (2016) Selling impact: how is impact peer reviewed and what does this mean for the future of impact in universities? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (05 May 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Despite a wealth of guidance from HEFCE, impact evaluation in the run-up to REF2014 was a relatively new experience for universities. How it was undertaken remains largely opaque. Richard Watermeyer and Adam Hedgecoe share their findings from a small but intensive ethnographic study of impact peer-review undertaken in one institution. Observations palpably confirmed a sense of a voyage into the unknown. Due to the confusion and uncertainty, there was a tendency to prioritise hard (or more immediately certain) impacts over those deemed more soft (or nebulous).

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of Social Sciences © CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2016 09:02
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 16:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66746

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