Exploratory analysis of researcher behaviour challenges the assumption that STEM subjects are more societally useful than SSH

“Anyone active in research cannot help but notice increased recent pressure from research funders to maximise its wider societal benefits. Ensuring public benefits in return for funding is clearly reasonable in a democratic society, but this increasing drive for impact has brought with it a rather undesirable set of policy assumptions …” (more)

[Paul Benneworth, Impact of Social Sciences, 28 October]

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