The Future of Higher Education Is Social Impact / L’avenir de l’enseignement supérieur, c’est l’impact social

That’s the title of a post from the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). The author calls for university research to become more responsive to community needs. The Research Impact Canada universities seem to be way ahead of the curve, at least where US universities are concerned. C’est le titre d’un billet publié par la Stanford Social Innovation […]

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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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Evolving the Co-Produced Pathway to Impact / Document conjoint sur la trajectoire vers l’impact : toujours plus de précision

In 2016, we published the co-produced pathway to impact (CPPI) with PREVNet to describe the processes that supported research to impact. Working with Kids Brain Health Network, KMb York has made some small and not so small additions to the pathway. En 2016, l’Unité de mobilisation des connaissances (MdC) de York publiait en collaboration avec […]

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Thinking About Impact in New Zealand / De Nouvelle-Zélande, une réflexion sur l’impact

I went to New Zealand prepared to speak about research impacts. I found out (just in time) they had already prepared the audiences for me. Je suis parti pour la Nouvelle-Zélande avec une conférence toute prête sur l’impact de la recherche. J’ai découvert (à la dernière seconde) que mon auditoire était déjà très renseigné! I […]

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Approaches to assessing impacts in the humanities and social sciences: Recommendations from the Canadian research community

This week’s guest post was first published on the LSE Impact Blog on January 10, 2018 and is reposted here with permission. Conversations about the assessment of scholarly impacts are frequently hindered by uncertainty, anxiety, or suspicion. Peter Severinson reports on work published by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences in Canada that […]

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Free Access to Building the Concept of Research Impact Literacy Article

We are pleased to announce that this article written by Julie Bayley and David Phipps and published in Evidence & Policy, was one of the Journal’s top five most read articles published in 2017. Due to its popularity, the article will be free to access during the month of February 2018. You can access the […]

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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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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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#ShitDavidSays About Impact #7: If Impact Occurred but No One Was There to Measure It… / #ShitDavidSays About Impact, no 6 : s’il y a un impact, mais que personne n’est là pour le mesurer…

If impact occurred but no one was there to measure it did anything ever really happen? In this 7th and final post in this series, David speaks about the importance of assessing research impacts because if we don’t how can we demonstrate the value of research to end beneficiaries? He points out the irony of […]

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