Quantitative Indicators for Assessing the Societal Impact of Research in SSH

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In this review, we examine some of the most dominant indicators for societal impact of research, focusing on the social sciences and humanities (SSH). Based on a larger scoping review of the literature, we focus this working paper on the examination of quantitative research indicators (Budtz Pedersen et al. 2020). We first present a number of taxonomies for impact assessment drawing on international frameworks and methodologies. Following this examination, we examine advantages and disadvantages of the selected methods inspired by a SWOT analysis (i.e. review of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTechnical University Denmark
PublisherDEFF OPERA Project Report Series
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2020


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