Earlier this year we explored why case studies are a bridge to influence. Researchers who work in development will always hope to engage, inform and inspire. Here are 10 tips to help you tell your impact story more clearly.
Author: James Harvey
On the 23rd of May 2013 Research to Action attended the University of Huddersfield‘s Public Engagement and Impact: Articulating Value…
A team from the University of Exeter’s (UK) DESCRIBE project ,funded by JISC, have authored a report which gives guidance on the definition, evidence and structures required to capture research impacts and benefits.
Last week Research to Action attended the Future of Impact Conference in London, hosted by the DESCRIBE project (University of Exeter). The audio recordings are now available here as a podcast.
Universities are leading the formation of an ‘impact industry’ in the UK. After the DESCRIBE Project’s Future of Impact Conference, James Harvey argues that there is a clear case for more dialogue between professionals operating in this area.
In this post, James Harvey explores some difficult and unanswered questions on research ‘impact’, such as “How deep is our understanding of influence itself?” and “Do we really have the processes in place to detect influence at all?”
This post looks at the power of case studies as a tool for communicating with different stakeholders, and is a timely overview given the Increasing number of practitioners and researchers being asked to develop case studies as part of project evaluation.
In this article, James Harvey examines the relationship between influence and impact and how the questions that arise have implications for current thinking on monitoring and evaluation.