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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?

Categories: Impact, Research, Tools and Resources

Tags: Data Visualization, Impact, LSE Impact, Research Impact, Sharing Research, Tips

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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…

Categories: Impact, Research, Tools and Resources

Tags: LSE Impact, practice, Research Impact, scholar-practitioners

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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.

Categories: Impact, Research, Tools and Resources

Tags: Collaboration, LSE Impact, practice, Research Impact, scholar-practitioners, Sharing Research

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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, Tools and Resources

Tags: Evaluation, Impact, LSE Impact, Research Evaluation, Research Impact, Social Good

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Using Statements and Testimonials to Corroborate Impact

  For October, SAGE MethodSpace will focus on evaluation and other types of applied research. Posts in the series and relevant posts from the archives will be found using this link.  This post, while discussed in the context of the UK’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework, is relevant to anyone looking for ways to use testimonials […]

Categories: Dissemination, Evaluation, Other, Research Skills, Tools and Resources

Tags: Evaluation, LSE Impact

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New Approach to Research Evaluation: Evaluative Inquiry

Academic evaluation regimes set up to quantify the quality of research, individual scholars, and institutions have been widely criticized for the detrimental effects they have on academic environments and on knowledge production itself. Max Fochler and Sarah de Rijcke recently called for a more exploratory, less standardized way of doing research evaluation, with the introduction of the concept of the evaluative inquiry.

Categories: Evaluation, Research, Research Skills, Tools and Resources

Tags: Evaluating Data, Evaluation, Evaluative Inquiry, LSE Impact, Research Evaluation

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Using Mobile Applications for Social Science Research

The use of mobile applications for data collection is becoming increasingly common in the social sciences. There are many examples of their use, such as mapping where people feel happy, Mappiness app, or where people feel unsafe, like the Fear of Crime Application and iExperience app. These tools allow social scientists to tap into people’s experiences as and when they […]

Categories: Research

Tags: LSE Impact, Mobile Apps, Social media research

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Python Bootcamp: Coding For, and As, Social Science

In the last few years, there has been a decline in the hype which once surrounded ‘big data.’ This could easily lead one to conclude that a fad has passed, but the reality is that we have entered a stage where we are grappling with its practical implications, rather than breathlessly greeting its arrival; a […]

Categories: Opportunities, Quantitative

Tags: Bootcamp, LSE Impact, Mentor, NCRM, Python

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Research Ethics & Tweets as Data

I’ve written enough about research ethics to know what a contentious topic it is. I’ve worked with enough perplexed researchers to know how challenging it is to understand ethical theories, recognize potential dilemmas, take a position, and design truly ethical research. These issues become even more complex when data are collected on social networking sites. Social […]

Categories: Instruction, Other, Research, Research Ethics, Teaching, Tools and Resources

Tags: Data Collection, LSE Impact, Social Media

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