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From invisibility to impact: radically different measures are needed to capture the true impact of research

Rau, Henrike, Goggins, Gary and Fahy, Frances (2018) From invisibility to impact: radically different measures are needed to capture the true impact of research. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (19 Feb 2018). Website.

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Abstract

Academics are increasingly expected to produce directly applicable solutions to hard-to-solve "real-world" problems such as poverty, development, and environmental degradation. However, conventional assessments of science have not yet been adequately adapted to capture the diverse effects of this type of problem-centred research. Examining a prominent recent example of multidisciplinary research on consumption, environment and sustainability in Ireland, Henrike Rau, Gary Goggins and Frances Fahy show how certain narrowly defined measures of scientific relevance can fail to capture the actual impact of research.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2018 14:37
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2020 00:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88750

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