A Better Measure of Research From the Global South

Lebel, J. & McLean, R. (2018). A better measure of research from the global south. Nature, 559, 23-26. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05581-4 Abstract Funders Jean Lebel and Robert McLean describe a new tool for judging the value and validity of science that attempts to improve lives. This is a good article for anyone interested in assessing the research […]

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Knowledge Mobilization Practices of Researchers

Cooper, A., Rodway, J. and Read R. (2018) Knowledge mobilization practices of researchers. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 48(1), 1 – 21. http://journals.sfu.ca/cjhe/index.php/cjhe/article/view/187983 Abstract Researchers are under increasing pressure to disseminate research more widely with non-academic audiences (efforts we call knowledge mobilization, KMb) and to articulate the value of their research beyond academia to broader […]

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Community-Based Participatory Research and Integrated Knowledge Translation: Advancing the Co-Creation of Knowledge

Jull, J., Giles, A. & Graham, I. D. (2017). Community-based participatory research and integrated knowledge translation: Advancing the co-creation of knowledge. Implementation Science, 12, 150. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-017-0696-3 Abstract Background: Better use of research evidence (one form of “knowledge”) in health systems requires partnerships between researchers and those who contend with the real-world needs and constraints of health systems. […]

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Building the Concept of Research Impact Literacy

Bayley, J.E., & Phipps, D.J. (2017) Building the concept of research impact literacy. Evidence & Policy. Published on line September 11, 2017. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/ep/pre-prints/content-ppevidpold1600027r2 Abstract Impact is an increasingly significant part of academia internationally, both in centralised assessment processes (for example, UK) and funder drives towards knowledge mobilisation (for example, Canada). However, narrowly focused measurement-centric approaches […]

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The Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics

Hicks, D. & Wouters, P. (2015). The Leiden Manifesto for research metrics. Nature, 520(7548), 429-431. https://www.nature.com/news/bibliometrics-the-leiden-manifesto-for-research-metrics-1.17351 No Abstract: “Use these ten principles to guide research evaluation, urge Diana Hicks, Paul Wouters and colleagues” This article lays out 10 principles of research evaluation. In a world increasingly obsessed with research metrics (quality – or excellence – […]

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Assessment, Evaluations, and Definitions of Research Impact: A Review

Penfield, T., Baker, M.J., Scoble, R. and Wykes, M.C. (2014) Assessment, evaluations, and definitions of research impact: A review. Research Evaluation, 23(1), 21-32. https://academic.oup.com/rev/article/23/1/21/2889056 Abstract This article aims to explore what is understood by the term ‘research impact’ and to provide a comprehensive assimilation of available literature and information, drawing on global experiences to understand […]

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Health Research, Development and Innovation in England from 1988 to 2013: From Research Production to Knowledge Mobilization

Walshe, K. & Davies, H. T. O. (2013). Health research, development and innovation in England from 1988 to 2013: From research production to knowledge mobilization. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 18(Suppl. 3), 1–12. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1355819613502011 Abstract This paper presents a critical analysis of the development of government policy and practice on health research, development […]

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Social Impact of Participatory Health Research: Collaborative Non-Linear Processes of Knowledge Mobilization

Abma, T.A., Cook, T., Rämgård, M., Kleba, E., Harris, J. & Wallerstein, N. (2017) Social impact of participatory health research: Collaborative non-linear processes of knowledge mobilization. Educational Action Research, 25(4), 489-505. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09650792.2017.1329092 Abstract Social impact, defined as an effect on society, culture, quality of life, community services, or public policy beyond academia, is widely considered […]

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Research Impact: A Narrative Review

Greenhalgh, T., Raferty, J., Hanney, S., & Glover, M. (2016). Research impact: A narrative review. BMC Medicine, 14(78), 1-16. https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-016-0620-8 Abstract Impact occurs when research generates benefits (health, economic, cultural) in addition to building the academic knowledge base. Its mechanisms are complex and reflect the multiple ways in which knowledge is generated and utilised. Much […]

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The Societal and Economic Impacts of Academic Research: International perspectives on good practice and managing evidence

Digital Science (2016). The Societal and Economic Impacts of Academic Research: International perspectives on good practice and managing evidence. Report available from https://www.digital-science.com/resources/digital-research-reports/digital-research-report-societal-economic-impacts-academic-research/ Introduction This report was created to support a workshop in London in March 2016, supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The objectives are to encourage researchers across all […]

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