Assessing research impact: A case study of participatory research
There is much current interest in how impacts of research on the wider economy and society can be analysed and documented, despite many methodological and practical challenges. This briefing reports on findings from a JISC/NCCPE funded project which tried to get to grips with some of these challenges. The projects used a framework developed by Sarah Morton – a knowledge exchange professional and impact analyst at The University of Edinburgh, to assess the impact of particular social action research developed by the Centre for Social Action (CSA) at De Montfort University, led by Jennie Fleming. The project focused on two case-studies; one of which looked at the de-institutionalisation of childcare in the Ukraine and is the focus of in this briefing.