Achieving Impact in Research

by Pam Denicolo

Series: Success in Research

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ISBNs
  • 9781446267042
  • 9781446294802
  • 9781446292792

This unique addition to the Success in Research series addresses the importance of understanding and achieving impact for the purposes of gaining research funding and reporting achieved impact for the Research Excellence Framework (REF).  

The book includes contributions from researchers and researcher developers who feel that impact is ill-defined and poorly understood despite its prevalence in policy documents, websites and institutional activities. This succinct and cohesive text draws on the expert contributors' collective research practice, knowledge and experience. 

Using a variety of examples, boxed activities and highlighted reflection points, this practical guide covers the following key areas: 

  • The meaning of impact in relation to research
  • How the Impact Agenda fits with attitudes and ethics that motivate research
  • The different characterisations of research impact and when impact is apparent
  • How impact can be planned into proposals, evaluated and evidenced
  • The skills needed to be an impactful researcher
  • How impact can be supported through Knowledge Exchange and effective partnerships 

This is a must-have guide for anyone seeking to understand and achieve impact in their own research.

The Success in Research series, from Cindy Becker and Pam Denicolo, provides short, authoritative and accessible guides on key areas of professional and research development.  

Avoiding jargon and cutting to the chase of what you really need to know, these practical and supportive books cover a range of areas from presenting research to achieving impact, and from publishing journal articles to developing proposals. They are essential reading for any student or researcher interested in developing their skills and broadening their professional and methodological knowledge in an academic context.


  • SAGE Publications; October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446294802
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Achieving Impact in Research
  • Series: Success in Research
  • Author: Pam Denicolo (ed.)
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446267042
  • 9781446294802
  • 9781446292792

In The Press

 

This book is a very important contribution in the ever-changing field of research, now facing a new paradigm-shift where impact in terms of making changes in society has been pointed out as an important issue. As there is a gap between producing breakthrough research results and inform about them in a way making it possible for society beyond academica to use the outcomes, this book is important to every researcher. To make difference as a researcher, in the sense of producing research results with impact, is a matter of articulating the results in an understandable and interesting way. This book is an answer to the questions we researchers have of how to cope with the new requirements and helps us in an excellent way to understand how to bridge the gap between our research results and how to disseminate them in a broader society than we usually do.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446267042
  • 9781446294802
  • 9781446292792