What does it mean when a research journal is ‘high impact’?

Ok, so I’m on leave and taking a break from writing a 2000 word creation-myth story, as you do. I was at two meetings recently where the impact of research was discussed. The first was to do with demonstrating the value of research to organisations; the second was with a group of service users with learning disabilities (Powerful Trainers). Not surprisingly, the prevailing interpretation of ‘impact’ in these two discussions differed significantly, and the problem of resolution has been bothering my thinking genie ever since. As a clinician whose main output has been what might be termed ‘armchair’ discussion items … Continue reading What does it mean when a research journal is ‘high impact’?

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Blogging as a research tool

Wondering about blogging as an adjunct to ethological research tracking. With more emphasis on qualitative, investigatory studies in which the researcher almost becomes a participant, this would seem to be a valuable way of keeping a process┬ájournal that adds to the depth of information available for interrogation. Is anyone doing this? I’m sure I’ve heard. Which means I’m not sure really! C’mon, if you know, share! Continue reading Blogging as a research tool

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