Heroic impact narratives create a dangerous divide between the researcher and the local context | Impact of Social Sciences

This essay asks some good questions:

• Who decides that the research has had impact and how?
• Who gets to tell the story of events, to whom and with what effects?
• In whose interests is this?
• Where is mess in the impact story?
• Who is the hero/heroine of this plan/case? Does the research impact plan/case HAVE to have one?

My favorite is the one about the mess!

Heroic impact narratives create a dangerous divide between the researcher and the local context | Impact of Social Sciences.

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