Webinar: How can we measure the success of social science commercialisation?

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4th February 2021

Professor Julia Black (Chair), Strategic Director of Innovation, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Chair of the ASPECT Steering Group

Professor Sir Ian Diamond, National Statistician and Chief Executive, UK Statistics Authority (UKSA)

Professor Susana Mourato, Department of Geography & Environment, London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Professor Stephan Chambers, Director and Professor in Practice, Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship, London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Professor Nic Beech, Vice-Chancellor, Middlesex University

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ASPECT

Location
Online

Date
February 17 2021

Time
09:30 – 10:30

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We hope you joined us to make an active contribution to the wider debate taking place around how the value and success of social science commercialisation should be measured.

The effective measurement of research impact and commercialisation activity is a live issue across the board. This debate is particularly complex for the social sciences, which have traditionally been assessed in terms of their social impact – however, measuring success here needs to go much wider and be far more nuanced than this.

With the currently used metrics arguably being more aligned with STEM rather than social sciences subjects, how can we seek to capture the value of social sciences commercialisation activity in a relevant and accurate way?

This webinar explored why a different approach to measurement is so important for the social sciences, the range of metrics that might be used to evaluate commercialisation in this area and what difference this could make to those who are seeking to demonstrate the value of social science commercialisation.


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