For industries to adopt innovations and for research to have an impact, there must be significant shifts in people’s behaviours, their perceptions, and the ways communities engage with research. These activities are the research focus of the humanities, arts, and social sciences (HASS) disciplines.
The use of the term “impact” in the social sciences and humanities has lately acquired a defensive tone. This paper argues that the “impact” of SSH could and should be seen as actively contributing to the transformative relationship between science and society.
This report is based on the premise that the use of impact assessments can bring substantial benefits to the research community, including enabling the community to better communicate its value, encouraging developments in research and teaching, and — fundamentally — helping the community find ways...
Designed to test the robustness of a wide range of indicators and methods of assessment of engagement and impact of academic research on the wider society, this report summarises the findings from the ERA Engagement and Impact Pilot (EI Pilot) and its review, and proposes...
The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) acknowledges that the current draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap goes a long way in recognising the developments in humanities and social sciences research and its contribution to a national research and innovation...
John Jerrim and Robert de Vries argue a radical overhaul is needed of how social science is published and produced for it to provide a helpful basis for public policy. More progress is needed in particular over the lack of transparency of the research process,...
The Russell Group has joined with other global universities in support of research and education in the humanities and social sciences. At a meeting held at Leiden University, the eight groups representing the world’s foremost research universities have committed themselves to:
• making the...
Research in the humanities, social sciences, and fine and creative arts has impact but defining, measuring, and comparing these impacts is an enormous challenge.