The Impact of the Social Sciences: How Academics and Their Research Make a Difference by Simon Bastow, Jane Tinkler and Patrick Dunleavy.
The three-year Impact of Social Sciences Project has culminated in a monograph published by SAGE. The book presents thorough analysis of how academic research in the social sciences achieves public policy impacts, contributes to economic prosperity, and informs public understanding of policy issues as well as economic and social changes. This book is essential reading for academics, researchers, university administrators, government and private funders, and anyone interested in the global conversation about joining up and increasing the societal value and impact of social science knowledge and research.
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Communicating Your Research with Social Media: A Practical Guide to Using Blogs, Podcasts, Data Visualisations and Video by Amy Mollett, Cheryl Brumley, Chris Gilson, and Sierra Williams
This dynamic, engaging guide empowers from SAGE you to go beyond bar charts and jargon-filled journal articles to bring your research online and present it in a way that highlights and maximises its relevance through social media.
Drawing upon a wealth of timely, real-world examples, the authors – all from LSE Blogs projects – present a framework for fully incorporating social media within each step of the research process. From visualising available data to tailoring social media to meet your needs, this book explores proactive ways to share cutting edge research. A complete ‘how to’ for communicating research through blogs, podcasts, data visualisations, and video, it teaches you how to use social media to:
- create and share images, audio, and video in ways that positively impacts your research
- connect and collaborate with other researchers
- measure and quantify research communication efforts for funders
- provide research evidence in innovative digital formats
- reach wider, more engaged audiences in academia and beyond
Through practical advice and actionable strategies, this book shows how to achieve and sustain your research impact through social media.