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Research impact: A narrative review

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Impact occurs when research generates benefits (health, economic, cultural) in addition to building the academic knowledge base. Its mechanisms are complex and reflect the multiple ways in which knowledge is generated and utilised. Much progress has been made in measuring both the outcomes of research and the processes and activities through which these are achieved, though the measurement of impact is not without its critics. We review the strengths and limitations of six established approac...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12916-016-0620-8

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Grant:
HTA Programme grant number 14/72/01
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Medicine Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2016-05-23
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1741-7015
URN:
uuid:ed3030fd-b5ab-4719-86cb-6fb85b3d4245
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624660
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pubs:624660

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