LSE Impact Blog

LSE Impact Blog

London School of Economics and Political Science

The LSE Impact Blog is a hub for researchers, administrative staff, librarians, students, think tanks, government, and anyone else interested in maximising the impact of academic work in the social sciences and other disciplines. We hope to encourage debate, share best practice and keep the impact community up to date with news, events and the latest research.


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LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science · 11 July 2024 English

In Brave New Words, Salman Khan argues that educators should harness AI’s potential to transform learning through personalised tutoring services like his own platform, Khanmigo. Although Khan’s book lacks an …


LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science · 3 July 2024 English

The retraction of academic papers often functions as an indictment against the reputation of a researcher. Tim Kersjes argues that for retractions to function as an effective corrective to the …


LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science · 2 July 2024 English

The recording and indexing of research plays a vital role in how it can be found and used, but what happens when the output from a research project is not …


LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science · 1 July 2024 English

Universities espouse a universalist approach to creating and accessing research-based knowledge. However, as Helen Kara and Petra Boynton argue, seen from the outside these claims are hollow. Perhaps you are …


LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science · 27 June 2024 English

The format for this year’s Election Nights on TV in the UK was set in the 1970s. Since then it has got glitzier with computer graphics, but all the original …


LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science · 26 June 2024 English

In Fluke, Brian Klaas explores the phenomenon of chance, examining how seemingly random happenings and actions can profoundly shape our lives. Klaas skilfully interweaves different perspectives – from physics, neuroscience …


LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science · 25 June 2024 English

Poetry likely appears in relatively few impact case studies. However, outlining a new project focused on the intersection of evidence, place and policymaking, Joseph Owen and Nicky Marsh argue that …


LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science · 24 June 2024 English

Responding to the growing momentum of movements, such as DORA and CoARA, Giovanni Abramo argues for a more nuanced balance between the use of metrics and peer review in research …


LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science · 20 June 2024 English

How should we hold appropriate discussions of ‘cults’ and minority religions? It’s a sensitive topic with varied implications for academic disciplines and supportive organisations. Aled Thomas and Edward Graham-Hyde outline …


LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science · 18 June 2024 English

Universities are often invoked as vital drivers of local economic growth, innovative technologies and businesses. However, as James Evans discusses their influence on local innovation may be overestimated in comparison …