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How was social media cited in 2014 REF Impact Case Studies?

Jordan, Katy and Carrigan, Mark (2018) How was social media cited in 2014 REF Impact Case Studies? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (06 Jun 2018). Website.

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Abstract

In their previous Impact Blog post, Katy Jordan and Mark Carrigan considered whether institutions have invested too much hope in social media as a solution to the problem of demonstrating research impact. Here they report on research analysing how social media was cited in impact case studies submitted to the UK's REF 2014. Around a quarter of case studies contained some reference to social media, a proportion that was broadly consistent across institutions but with striking differences according to discipline. A qualitative analysis also offers insight into how social media is referenced, with common themes being to track traditional scholarly publishing metrics, attempt to quantify impact, reflect more mainstream media coverage, or pursue academic-led dissemination strategies.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 10:38
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 00:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90751

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