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The podcast for researchers who want to be more productive and achieve real-world impacts from their research. Every week, Mark Reed gives you practical tips and discusses how you can enhance the impact of your research, based on the latest research.

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The podcast for researchers who want to be more productive and achieve real-world impacts from their research. Every week, Mark Reed gives you practical tips and discusses how you can enhance the impact of your research, based on the latest research.

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Fast Track Impact

Latest release on Feb 24, 2020

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Rank #1: What made a 4* case study in REF2014? Discussion between Mark Reed and Bella Reichard

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Bella Reichard and Mark Reed discuss how their new paper analysing high versus low-scoring impact case studies from REF2014 can be used to write more effective case studies, drawing from their experience advising Universities across the UK on their REF submissions.

Feb 24 2020

1hr 27mins

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Rank #2: What made a 4* case study in REF2014? Paper reading (part 2)

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Bella Reichard and Mark Reed read from their new paper analysing high versus low-scoring impact case studies from REF2014

Feb 24 2020

48mins

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Rank #3: What made a 4* case study in REF2014? Paper reading (part 1)

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Bella Reichard and Mark Reed read from their new paper analysing high versus low-scoring impact case studies from REF2014

Feb 24 2020

1hr 4mins

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Rank #4: Getting your most important work done

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This week, Mark asks how you can make room for the most important work of your life. What priorities most authentically express your identity and values, that you need to make time for? The systems that hold you back and demotivate you might not be about to change. But you have the capacity to make small changes that can have a big impact on your motivation, and make your working life easier. Learning from evolutionary organisations and socio-technical systems, Mark shows how you can design experiments that make small changes you can learn from. They are low-risk so you can start now without asking for permission. If it doesn't work, you discontinue or adapt, and if it does, then you build on it and bring others into your experiment. At minimum, you create a work culture that protects you from a toxic organisational culture. Ideally, your new ways of working take off and start changing your organisation from the bottom up.

Feb 12 2020

33mins

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Rank #5: Using a policy seminar to establish relationships and build long-term pathways to impact

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In a bonus episode this week from the climate conference in Madrid, Mark provides a worked example of how to use a policy seminar to generate build relationships that have the potential to deliver long-term impacts from research. There are lots of methods available to find out who attends a policy seminar and engage with them after the event. To see Mark's approach this week, view this tweet with a link to his video, press release and opportunity to take part in the research https://twitter.com/profmarkreed/status/1202929151923179521

Dec 15 2019

15mins

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Rank #6: Evidencing impact (part 2)

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In this second part of his episode on evidencing impact, Mark reads the final sections of his forthcoming co-authored paper, describing five types of impact evaluation and a methodological framework to guide the selection of methods for evidencing impact. See the figures from the paper in this summary presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/MarkReed11/evidencing-research-impact-204551527

Dec 11 2019

59mins

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Rank #7: Evidencing impact (part 1)

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This week, Mark reads from his forthcoming co-authored paper on evaluating impact, providing new definitions of research impact, reach and impact evaluation, an overview of national impact evaluations around the world, and a discussion of different ways of demonstrating causality between research and impact. He concludes by introducing the impact evaluation typology and methodological framework, which he will cover in part 2 next week.

Dec 04 2019

54mins

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Rank #8: Advanced stakeholder analysis

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Take your understanding of publics and stakeholders to a new level with the 3i's approach. This week, Mark introduces a new Fast Track Impact guide based on ongoing research, and explains how the how the interest, influence and impact of different groups may vary in relation to your research at a surprising number of (increasingly deep) levels.

Read the guide and download the template at https://www.fasttrackimpact.com/single-post/2019/11/19/3-i%E2%80%99s-stakeholder-analysis-%E2%80%93-advanced-analysis-reveals-more-than-ever-before-about-who-you-need-to-work-with-on-your-pathway-to-impact

Nov 30 2019

45mins

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Rank #9: How to deal more effectively with conspiracy theorists on your pathway to impact

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Many of us encounter individuals with deeply held convictions that run directly counter to all the evidence we know as researchers. It is easy to dismiss conspiracy theorists as crazy or irrelevant, but when we do so, we often inadvertently fuel the root causes of their beliefs. In this episode Mark explains some of the psychology that explains what attracts people to conspiracy theories, and suggests three things you can do to engage more constructively with the beliefs of this group, to deliver benefits for even the most hardened believer.

Nov 18 2019

35mins

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Rank #10: 7 things we could all do that would instantly improve our career

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When did you last think about what you could do to enhance your career, make things easier for yourself or enable yourself to do new and exciting things you can’t currently do? What can you do to enable those around you to develop their careers? A new Researcher Development Concordat means UK research funders are increasingly going to ask us to make substantive investments in researcher development, and it should already make us start thinking about the expectations we should have of ourselves and our employers, so we start prioritising our own growth and the growth of those we’re responsible for.

Find out more including examples of what Universities are already making available to their researchers across the sector at https://www.vitae.ac.uk/policy/concordat

Nov 11 2019

45mins

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