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Online public debate about research is thriving, but we need to stay alert to the dangers of simplification.

Coyle, Diane (2013) Online public debate about research is thriving, but we need to stay alert to the dangers of simplification. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (05 Sep 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Summarising a recent session on new trends in disseminating economics research, Diane Coyle looks at how researchers are influencing policy. The landscape of public debate has changed enormously, and blogs in particular have come to play a highly influential role. But responsibility must be taken for how public debate influences policy decision-making. It is intrinsically hard to demonstrate ‘impact’ on outcomes, and economists and other social scientists need to stay alert to the danger of simplification.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 15:41
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72229

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