The ‘impact’ of research carries weight (but ripples matter more)

This is a really interesting post by Will Grant and Paul Harris entitled ‘The ‘impact’ of research carries weight (but ripples matter more)’. In this post they draw out a number of key points in relation to research impact, which helps underline just how complex the notion of ‘research impact’ is.

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Do we need new vocabulary for measuring the “engagement”, “use”, “relevance” and “appropriateness” of research? What has been the impact of the invention of the telescope? What has been the impact of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, or the splitting of the atom?

Read the full post: The ‘impact’ of research carries weight (but ripples matter more)’

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