Go8 Backgrounder 23 - Measuring the impact of research - the context for metric development
Current economic conditions and the increasing competition for government funding are leading to an increased focus on the impact of research.
This backgrounder looks at a wide variety of methods of measuring the impact of research. Each method has its own characteristics and advantages. No one method is complete in itself and does not offer unambiguous or certain results. Measuring the impact of research is necessary and can be useful but it is important to use the results of such evaluations with care.
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