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dc.contributor.authorKelly, D
dc.contributor.authorKent, B
dc.contributor.authorMcMahon, A
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, J
dc.contributor.authorTraynor, M
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-19T13:45:56Z
dc.date.available2016-12-19T13:45:56Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.issn1744-9871
dc.identifier.issn1744-988X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/8144
dc.description.abstract

<jats:p> The UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 rated the research from 154 universities, and the impact of research was evaluated in 6975 impact case studies. Nursing was returned within unit of assessment (UoA) 3, which also included Dentistry, Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, although nursing research was also submitted within other UoAs. The study aim was to collate and categorise available REF impact case studies involving nursing researchers or on topics of relevance to nursing. Using nurs* as a search term, 469 case study entries were retrieved from the REF database and placed into three categories determined by the level of involvement of nurses. Some 80 impact case studies were submitted by nurses across 11 units of assessment, the majority being in UoA 3 ( n = 55). A further 50 revealed some relevant impact, although nurses did not have an obvious research role. A total of 248 case studies described actual or potential impact on health or social care but were not associated specifically with nursing. Nursing research has demonstrable impact; however, there is a significant body of research with relevance for nursing that has not been associated with the profession in the REF. More attention should be paid to the ‘hidden impact’ of nursing research to ensure the full impact of nursing is recognised. </jats:p>

dc.format.extent256-268
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.subjectimpact case studies
dc.subjectmetrics
dc.subjectquality-related funding
dc.subjectResearch Excellence Framework
dc.subjectuniversities
dc.subjectnursing research
dc.titleImpact case studies submitted to REF 2014: The hidden impact of nursing research
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
plymouth.issue4
plymouth.volume21
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalJournal of Research in Nursing
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1744987116646153
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health/School of Nursing and Midwifery
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA03 Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Institute of Health and Community
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research (PIHR)
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Academics
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-01-01
dc.rights.embargodate2022-1-21
dc.identifier.eissn1744-988X
dc.rights.embargoperiodNo embargo
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/1744987116646153
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-06
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review


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