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SPE Case Study – Measuring Science Impact


This is the group discussion board for sharing ideas, development and resources relating to the MEASURING SCIENCE IMPACT Case Study. Feel free to ask questions, suggest directions and list valuable resources that relate to the topic.

This discussion group is not limited to the group working on the case study. Everyone is welcome to offer ideas or suggestions or to join the discussion if they wish.

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2 Responses to SPE Case Study – Measuring Science Impact

  1. grantmills says:

    One of the important starting points for looking into science impact is evaluating how it’s already done. You might already be familiar with MBIE’s National Statement of Science Investment but I’ll post it here in case you can glean any information from it (

    Some other questions you might like to consider:

    – Unpacking Impact: what is implicit in the term ‘positive impact’?
    – What are the difference between the terms ‘relevance’, ‘outcome’ and ‘impact’?
    – How does science and innovation differ in a smaller country, what implications does this have for impact?

  2. claudia says:

    Just a few background articles
    Measuring the Impacts of Science: Beyond Economic Dimension

    Measuring research performance of individual countries : the risk of methodological nationalism

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