Evaluating and improving research-society relations: The role of normal and extraordinary impact
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Reflecting on current methods in evaluations of the societal impacts of research, this policy brief pinpoints the distinction between normal and extraordinary impact of research and the limitations of evidence-based case studies. Societal impact does not occur primarily as unexpected extraordinary incidents of particularly useful breakthroughs in science. Is it more often a result of normal everyday interactions between organizations that need to create, exchange and make use of new knowledge to further their goals.