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ERIC Number: EJ1200434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Evidencing Impact: A Case Study of UK Academic Perspectives on Evidencing Research Impact
Wilkinson, Clare
Studies in Higher Education, v44 n1 p72-85 2019
The principle that research should demonstrate impact is now a central driver in UK research policy, with some describing the UK as having undergone a 'culture change' in regards to evidencing the value and contribution of academic research (Watermeyer, R. 2012. "From Engagement to Impact? Articulating the Public Value of Academic Research." "Tertiary Education and Management" 18 (2): 115-30). This article takes a case study approach, examining one university faculty in depth in relation to research impact. Comprising an analysis of 18 Research Excellence Framework impact case studies submitted by the faculty in 2014, alongside a survey of 68 faculty staff and PhD students, and interviews with four research centre or group leaders, the case study explores the perceived benefits and challenges of evidencing research impact amongst a range of disciplines, as well as the 'transferable' skills which researchers utilise in evidence gathering.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom