This 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 Table of contents: What is the meaning of impact in relation to research and why does it matter? A view from inside academia Colin Chandler What is the meaning of the Impact Agenda - is it a repackaged or a new entity? Views from inside the Research Councils Sophie Payne-Gifford How does the Impact Agenda fit with attitudes and ethics that motivate research? Jennifer Chubb What are the different characteristics of research impact? Jo Lakey, Geoff Rodgers and Rosa Scoble When might research impact be apparent? Christopher Wood How can impact be planned into research proposals? Rob Daley and Sara Shinton How can impact evaluation be planned? Tony Bromley and André de Campos How can impact be evidenced: practical methods? Tony Bromley What skills are needed to be an impactful researcher? Jennifer Chubb How can knowledge exchange support the development of impact through partnerships and university infrastructures? Andy Jackson How can you become an impactful researcher? Ellen Pearce and Pam Denicolo Appendix I A special case: researcher development and the work of the impact and evaluation group Christopher Wood and Pam Denicolo Appendix II An illustration of the Researcher Development Framework (Vitae) Appendix III The pathways to impact framework provided by RCUK source: Achieving Impact in Research Pam Denicolo October 2013, AGE Publications Ltd Series: Success in Research
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