Tag Archives: academic impact

Impact and relevance: so what?

The May 2013 issue of Political Studies Review is a symposium edition on the impact and relevance of political science. The symposium is freely available to download until 31st December. Here, Dr Nicholas Allen from Royal Holloway responds to the symposium and looks at the issue of validity – is it possible to measure impact […]

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Politics Departments on Twitter: A (Draft) League Table

Twitter is becoming an indispensable tool for the modern academic. Sceptics might doubt it, but the social media platform is perfectly designed to facilitate the dissemination of research findings, information about research projects and teaching materials. Beyond that, Twitter can significantly enhance the profile of an academic, their research and their respective School and University […]

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Happy Easter and a look at the year so far

The blog will be taking a short break over Easter, so to keep you going here’s 5 popular blog posts from the year so far. 1. The invasion of Iraq did many things, putting young people off politics wasn’t one of them. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War and […]

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Making an impact: Writing for Radio 4

This post first appeared on Steven Fielding’s personal blog. In 2010 I made Dramatising New Labour, a documentary for Radio Four’s Archive on 4 strand. It got some good reviews. Really, it did. The documentary was about how New Labour has been depicted on the screen and flowed from research contributing to this book and especially […]

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