If you are writing multiple case studies, identify key features of best practice and be consistent about all your case studies covering these aspects. Related to this, make sure you provide detailed, specific and independent evidence to support every claim you make.
Geographically local impacts could in theory be considered both significant and far-reaching, according to HEFCE guidelines.
Normally this would start with a simple Internet search, but this will often extend to interviews with research users, taking a snowball sampling approach, where you ask each interviewee to recommend others you can interview who may have been impacted by the research.
Did collaborators use the methods from the research in their own professional practice after the research ended, and what was the effect of those changes in their practice? Consider starting from the perspective of the beneficiaries — how did they benefit and why is that benefit so important to them?
What is the readership of a particular newspaper or online media source and how might this translate into money via advertising revenues linked to page views and circulation? If not, can they provide testimonials about the impact of your work?
Avoid anecdotal evidence or evidence that might perceived as such. Did any trade journals or close-to-policy journals or websites cover the work?
It is essential that impact case studies avoid academic jargon, so that they are accessible to all your readers. Although most impact case studies tend to focus only on instrumental impacts, for some topics, other types of impact may be important, and may lead you to more concrete impacts that you can write about in a case study.
Usually it is best to aim for a good balance of quantitative data and quotes to support impacts. If possible, link to published evidence that demonstrates the impact of your research.
The underpinning research has to be conducted not just published at the submitting institution, so members of staff appointed between now and the assessment will need to be able to conduct significant new research to further underpin and extend existing impacts if these are to be claimed by their new institution.
Be as clear as possible about exactly what the impact was, adding some sort of precise quantification with numbers wherever possible. All material required to make a judgement about the impact needs to be contained within the case study.
Level definitions used for assessing impact in REF Box 1 provides a number of different definitions and types of impact. Rather than just listing sources of evidence, explain how each source of evidence supports a specific aspect of the impact that has been claimed.
They are based on the names of locations referenced in REF impact case studies and categorised in the REF impact case study database. Google key statistics or phrases from your work to see where they have been used in documents that have been put on the web Did people pay for advice or did consultancy work arise from the research, and can you track the flows of money?REF Impact Case Studies As part of the REF, the higher education funding bodies aim to identify and reward the impact that excellent research has had on society and the economy, and to encourage the REF.
The REF team ran a pilot exercise in which aimed to test the feasibility of. the pilot‟ available at mi-centre.com under Impact pilot exercise.
2 For this we provided further guidance, „REF impact pilot: revised case study template and guidance‟ (July ), available at mi-centre.com under Impact pilot exercise. The impact template is worth 80% of the unit's overall Impact score. Case studies describe specific examples of impacts achieved during the assessment period, underpinned by excellent research in the period 1 January to 31 December Impact case study (REF3b) Page 2 DNA by the million, allowing them to be easily detected.
Development of successful PCR assays for PML-RARA and reciprocal RARA-PML transcripts led to their use as targets for detecting small numbers of leukaemic cells remaining in the patient after treatment—known as minimal residual.
REF impact element cost £55 million. Each of the 7, submitted impact case studies cost a median of £7, to produce, and took about 30 days. The latter figure compares with just five days in the preREF impact pilot, suggesting to Dr Manville that the high stakes of the REF proper meant a lot of “gold plating” had been.
Impact case study (REF3b) °C versus °C for mineral oil. Ester liquids have been used in low voltage (LV) transformers (≤33 kV) for twenty years, but were not used in HV transformers beforeDownload