Impact

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Can Research Be Both Impactful and Neutral?

As researchers in growing numbers subscribe to movements, Giuseppe Delmestri argues that researchers have a duty to take positions that align with their work, rather than hide behind claims to value-neutrality.

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ESRC Celebrating Impact logo

ERSC Celebrating Impact Prize 2022 Winners Announced

Britain’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) announced winners in six categories of its Celebrating Impact Prize 2022 on Nov. 3. Now in its tenth year, the prize celebrates the success of ESRC-funded researchers in achieving and enabling outstanding economic or societal impact from excellent research. The ESRC is the UK’s largest f

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Can Action-Oriented Research Help Social Science Be More Relevant?

‘Action oriented research’ is research which explores socially relevant problems by bridging worlds of theory and practice, which involves collaboration between practitioners (and other research ‘consumers’) and academics and which shortens pathways to impact by combining research production with research use in situ

2 years ago
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NYU’s Social Science for Impact Forum

Each year, NYU researchers analyze New York State Medicaid, New York City Department of Education, and New York City subsidized housing data to discover new patterns of family experiences and outcomes and inform new approaches to fighting poverty, reducing inequality, and expanding opportunity in our communities.

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Alvin Roth

Nobel Laureate Alvin Roth: Economics Can Save Lives

“Many people die without getting a transplant because there aren’t enough organs for the people who need them, living donor organs included. Sometimes, you might love someone enough to give him a kidney but you can’t give a kidney to the person you love, because kidneys have to be very well-matched. Kidney exchange is a way of getting some transplants done, even when patients and their donors are not well matched.”

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