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  1. Nov 2022
    1. increasing body of research analytically exploresthe consequences of the research impact agenda on academic work,including the risks posed to research quality (Chubb and Reed2018), prioritising of short-term impacts rather than more concep-tual impacts (Greenhalgh and Fahy 2015; Meagher and Martin2017), ethical risks (Smith and Stewart 2017), and a focus on indi-vidual academics rather than on the broader context of research-based policy change (Dunlop 2018)

      Lots of papers write about the effect that the UK's focus on comprehensive impact affects the quality of research and individual researchers

    1. Unsur-prisingly, therefore, existing research documents various ways in which REF impact has becomeembedded within university governance, including via the broadening of career progression criteria(Bandola-Gill 2019)

      REF has become embedded within university governance - including career progression criteria (for researchers presumably)

    2. RANDreport that had been commissioned by HEFCE (Grant et al. 2010)

      interesting ties here between REF and ResearchFish - both came out of RAND

    1. while there aregroups potentially benefiting from the case studies relating to their field of research (egwriters benefiting from studies in Panel D, engineers benefiting from studies in PanelB), there are mentions of these potential beneficiaries across all the panels

      The beneficiaries of research named by REF impact case studies are heterogeneous across all UOAs

    2. With the benefit of hindsight, our analysis would have been much easierif the case studies had greater structure and used standardized definitions. Giventhat the case studies spanned a 20-year period, organization names have changed inthat time and keyword searches were not sophisticated enough to capture some keyinformation.

      I found similar in my 2017 work. I'd guess that modern vector-based analyses and entity linking approaches could help a lot with reconciling these issues now.

    3. Topic modelling was used to determine common topics across the wholecorpus. Sixty-five topics were found (of which 60 were used) using theApache Mallet Toolkit Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) algorithm.

      The authors used LDA with k=60 across full text case studies. The Apache Mallet implementation was used.

    4. any effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society,culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life, beyondacademia’ (REF, 2011).

      the REF definition of impact as it pertains to comprehensive impact (and as opposed to academic impact)

    1. Research funders and providers are having to compete with other public services, and,as such, must be able to advocate the need for funding of research. Leaders within thesector must have compelling arguments to ‘make the case’ for research. For example,the Research Councils each publish an annual impact report which describe the waysin which they are maximising the impacts of their investments. These reports includeillustrations of how their research and training has made a contribution to the economyand society.10 The analysis of Researchfish and other similar data can support thedevelopment of these cases

      For research councils, being able to illustrate how their research impacts the economy and society helps them to compete for and justify their continued funding.

    2. Research outputs (and outcomes and impact) are gathered through a ‘questionset’ developed by funding institutions through a consultative process. This set of16 questions contains 175 sub-questions as illustrated in Figure 3 (the full set ofquestions are available in Annex A). A researcher, or one of their delegates, can add,edit and delete entries, and crucially, attribute entries to research grants and awards

      RF allows researchers to input fine-grained information about the research that they have done and this information is passed back to the funding bodies.

    3. The term ‘impact’ is currently used widely in research, especially with the inclusion ofnon-academic impact as part of the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)

      RF use similar definition of impact to that of REF

    1. look at the economicimpact of research – taking an area of research(often cardiovascular disease), calculating thetotal investment in research and comparing it tothe total payback in terms of monetarised healthbenefit and other economic effects.

      Interesting to see that the authors considers these macro level economic indicators "broad and shallow" but it does make sense. Ideally we want to understand individual contributions of works to economic impact.

  2. Jul 2022
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    1. evers and leverage points fortransformative changeOur assessment—the most comprehensive car-ried out to date, including the nexus analysisof scenarios and an expert input process withliterature reviews—revealed clearly that re-versing nature’s ongoing decline (100) whilealso addressing inequality will require trans-formative change, namely a fundamental,system-wide reorganization across techno-logical, economic, and social factors, makingsustainability the norm rather than the altru-istic exception.

      Transformative change is required across all aspects of society. With such short time windows, leverage points become critical.

  4. Oct 2021
    1. In ecology, edge effects are changes in population or community structures that occur at the boundary of two or more habitats.[1] Areas with small habitat fragments exhibit especially pronounced edge effects that may extend throughout the range. As the edge effects increase, the boundary habitat allows for greater biodiversity.

      Edge Effects

      It was in the Design Science Studio that I learned about edge effects.

      Yesterday, I was thinking about how my life embodies the concept of edge effects. That same day, a book was delivered to our door, Design for the Real World by Victor Papanek.

      Today, I was reading these words:

      Design for the Real World

      Design for Survival and Survival through Design: A Summation

      Integrated, comprehensive, anticipatory design is the act of planning and shaping carried on across the various disciplines, an act continuously carried on at interfaces between them.

      Victor Papanek goes on to say:

      It is at the border of different techniques or disciplines that most new discoveries are made and most action is inaugurated. It is when two differing areas of knowledge are brought into contact with one another that… a new science may come into being.

      (Page 323)


      Exiles and Emigrés

      The Bauhaus spread its ideas because it existed at the boundaries, the avant-garde, the edges of what was thought to be possible, especially as a socialist utopian idea found its way to a capitalist industrial-military complex, where the concept of modernism was co-opted and colonized by globalizing economic forces beyond the control of the individual. Design was the virus that propagated around the world through the vehicle of corporate globalization.

      That same design ethic is infecting corporations with a conscience, with empathy, with a process that begins with listening to people. Design is the virus that can spread the values of unconditional love throughout the body of neoliberal capitalism.

  5. Aug 2021
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  8. May 2020
    1. Account Support If you haven't received your confirmation email, you can request to resend your confirmation instructions via our confirmation page.

      This Account Support section only includes one possible problem related to account support

      If you haven't received your confirmation email, you can request to resend your confirmation instructions via our confirmation page.

      What about if you have any other issue with your account? How would you get support then? This would be a good opportunity/place to describe what to do in that case.

      Presumably the answer is to submit support requests at <del>https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/support-forum</del> (to be shut down) or in the community forums.

  9. Jul 2018