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Research impact definition too shallow, Australian study says

                               

Academics call for less focus on metrics and more on the “how” of research translation

The factors underlying research impact are poorly understood and are obscured by an emphasis on measuring how much impact is occurring, a study has said.

In a paper published in the journal Higher Education Research and Development, the authors say the focus on impact is often “wide and shallow”, neglecting the ways in which impact actually occurs.

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