Impact Taxonomies in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Schelde, S. L. (Deltager)

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedDeltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus


    Universities and research funding bodies are increasingly expected to demonstrate the impact of research and knowledge on growth, economy, society and environment. Traditionally, most indicators have focused on publication output and economic benefits (e.g. numbers of spin-offs, patents, gross value added, jobs created). These are relatively straightforward to measure. It has turned out much trickier to answer, especially with facts and figures, how research programs and projects are bringing about broader societal benefits, such as policy advice, cultural change, community building or media influence.

    This workshop aims at presenting a number of impact taxonomies, examining possible pathways and impact categories across stakeholders, sectors and institutions. In particular, the workshop explores work-in-progress and new approaches to impact assessment and classification systems as well as qualitative and quantitative methods for studying connectivity, linkages, interactions, and pathways between science and society. Drawing on recent attempts to evaluate the broader impact of research (e.g. UK Research Excellence Framework and the SIAMPI model), as well as recommendations from the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on Altmetrics, the workshop presents a comprehensive overview of the changing landscape of impact assessment.
    Periode1 sep. 2017
    PlaceringCopenhagen, Danmark
    Grad af anerkendelseInternational


    • Impact Taxonomies
    • Humanities
    • Social Sciences