Activity: Talks and presentations › Conference presentations
Abstract. Academic research impacts public policy and practice in numerous non-linear and interconnected ways, which are rarely amenable to precise, quantitative metrics. However, in the interests of creating new insights into the science-policy interface, it is possible to develop proxy indicators of connectivity between researchers and research-users, which may form important steps towards impacts. Understanding these connections can lead to a deeper appreciation of the factors that shape the processes leading to research uptake in policy processes. Before proceeding to quantitative metrics, it is first necessary to produce a detailed approach to identify the "raw relations" in the flow of knowledge and that emerge during the process of knowledge creation in order to find methods for assessing policy impacts from research.