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How funder pressures can torpedo the credibility of research: the cautionary tale of Google and New America

Bruckner, Till (2017) How funder pressures can torpedo the credibility of research: the cautionary tale of Google and New America. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (18 Sep 2017). Website.

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Abstract

With policy recommendations subject to ever greater scrutiny – not only of their viability but also the credibility of their sources of expertise – many think tanks and research institutions invest considerable time and effort into building and nurturing a reputation for research quality and intellectual independence. However, this most valuable asset remains extremely precarious. Till Bruckner recounts the recent case of Google and New America, an example of how a single perceived vulnerability can undermine the credibility of an organisation’s entire research output. There are no easy solutions, but the importance of transparency and a willingness to publicly address one’s difficulties is clear.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2017 13:00
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2020 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85024

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