Search Results for Tag: Impact

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?

Categories: Impact, Research, Tools and Resources

Tags: , , , , ,

Continue Reading

We Need New Ways to Measure Impact

During October SAGE MethodSpace focused on evaluation and other types of applied research. This post, originally published on LSE Impact, discusses the challenges associated with evaluating research in complex, controversial fields.

Categories: Evaluation, Impact, Research, Social Issues, Tools and Resources

Tags: , , , , ,

Continue Reading

The Great Unknown: The Impact of Academic Conferences

Over the course of two years in the mid-1960s, two academic conferences in strikingly different fields had a great impact on academic research that is still felt today to varying degrees: In 1964, the 18th World Medical Association General Assembly held in Helsinki devised a set of ethical principles to guide medical research involving human subjects, […]

Categories: Editorial

Tags: ,

Continue Reading