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The concept of research impact pervades contemporary academic discourse - but what does it actually mean?

Alla, Kristel and Hall, Wayne and Whiteford, Harvey and Head, Brian and Meurk, Carla (2018) The concept of research impact pervades contemporary academic discourse - but what does it actually mean? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (09 Jan 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Research impact is often talked about, but how clear is it what this term really means? Kristel Alla, Wayne Hall, Harvey Whiteford, Brian Head and Carla Meurk find that academic literature discusses research impact but often without properly defining it, with academic discourses mostly drawing on bureaucratic definitions originating from the UK. The authors highlight four core elements that comprise most research impact definitions and propose a new conceptualisation of research impact relevant to health policy.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 14:14
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 14:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88435

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