Understanding, finding, and demonstrating additionality for REF2021
“Additionality” in the context of economic impact evaluations has a very precise meaning with the concept considered side-by-side with “counterfactuals” and “impact deadweight”. In the early stages of the REF 2021 consultation it was also being used ambiguously as a term to highlight the new impacts of a “continued case study” from REF 2014. Though “additionality” no longer appears in the draft guidance, the concept of it and the need to clearly demonstrate recent impacts for REF 2014-submitted research remains.
In this panel, we will explore the traditional concept of additionality, the challenges it brings for impact evaluations of research, and approaches that support articulating additionality.
We will hear diverse approaches to finding and using new evidence and methods to augment both REF 2021 continued case studies and new case studies. We will consider how high-scoring REF2014 impact case studies have distinct language features (e.g. word choice) compared to low-scoring case studies. We will also share how non-traditional research metrics like policy and patent citation data can more easily uncover potential additionality for REF2014 impact case studies. The panel will conclude with an interactive audience discussion.
Dr Juergen Wastl - Director of Academic Relations and Consultancy, Digital Science
Dr Sumi David - Head of Research and Impact (Policy and Performance), University of Exeter
Bella Reichard - PhD Candidate: Linguistics, Newcastle University
|Theme:||Impact & Public Engagement|
|Level:||Open to all|
|Date:||18th June 2019|
|Time:||11:15 - 12:30|
|Room:||Meeting Room 2b|