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Want to Generate Impact? Get Creative.

… For researchers, this matters more than one thinks because funders are increasingly looking for a real return on their research dollars, euros and pounds. For example, the Ford Foundation, the second largest in the US, expects grantees to “achieve the greatest possible impact”; EU Horizon 2020 Proof of Concept grant applicants must outline the economic and/or societal impact expected from the project; and the UK’s REF, in assessing applications, gives a 25 percent weighting to the ‘reach and significance’ of impact. But what is impact and how can you generate it?

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How do Scholar-Practitioners Manage Boundaries Between Theory and Practice?

In many fields across the social, natural, formal, and applied sciences, the relationship between theory and practice has been a matter of great debate. An increasing number of contributions either lament the “gaps” between academic research and societal practice or use tools to demonstrate the “bridges” between them. This tendency has shaped a debate that runs in circles, and lacks…

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Remedying the Disconnect Between Research and Practice

Even when scholars communicate broadly about results, under the traditional model, researchers still drive the research agenda with nobody riding shotgun. Some education researchers are challenging this traditional model by putting education practitioners in the driver’s seat. Following the Consortium on Chicago School Research prototype, US universities and research organizations are increasingly forming research-practice partnerships (RPPs) with local and state education agencies.

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Exploring the “Gap” Between Management Scholarship and Practice

The existence of a “gap” between management scholarship and management practice is taken for granted these days, so much so that what this gap actually signifies is often not attended to at all. Not only has it remained present to management scholars for more than fifty years, if the frequency with which academics have been writing about the gap is any indication, it is becoming more salient. How should we think about the “gap”?

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Free Webinar: Using and Developing Software in Social Science/Humanities Research

Join Dr. Daniela Duca for a free webinar tomorrow, December 5! Dr. Duca, Product Manager for SAGE Ocean, discusses findings from a year of exploring the different software and technologies used by social science researchers for a variety of purposes, like surveying, text annotation, online experiments, transcription, text mining, and tools for social media research. […]

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Interested in Adapting PhD Research Into a Book?

Research conducted as part of a PhD is valuable. It is valuable for the researcher, who has spent countless hours carrying out the work and it is valuable to those deciding whether the research should result in the award of a PhD qualification. But can the research be valuable to broader audiences? The simple answer is yes – at the heart of many successful academic books lies research conducted as part of a PhD.

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