Project output versus influence in practice: impact as a dimension of research quality.

Hall, Hazel (2011) Project output versus influence in practice: impact as a dimension of research quality. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 6 (4).

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In an environment where resources are few, research funders are expected to focus on projects that demonstrate value for money. Thus, in the context of service provision, proposed research projects should actively contribute to the building of an evidence base that both supports decision-making, and is actively deployed in practice. Based on Hall's keynote presentation at EBLIP6 in June 2011, this paper explores strategies for researchers to maximise the impact of librarianship research projects. It takes into account a range of factors, for example those related to: initial project conception and implementation; the nature of research output and its dissemination; researcher profiles; and target practitioner audiences. It draws on preliminary results from the Research into Librarianship Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES), a study sponsored by the UK Library and Information Science Research Coalition. The associated PowerPoint slides can be found at

Item Type: Article
Electronic ISSN: 1715-720X
Additional Information: Paper presented at EBLIP6 conference held at University of Salford on 27-30 June 2011 web site:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Service provision; research projects; evidence based; Research into Librarianship Impact Evaluation Study;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Library of Congress Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Item ID: 4768
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2011 11:36
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 09:40

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