Do you want to thrive in your doctoral research? Do you want to do more than just survive? If so this is the book for you. Focused on empowering the doctoral researcher, it is packed with advice on how to make the best of opportunities and enjoy your research experience while dealing with challenges. Whether you need to find sources of constructive feedback, are facing an unexpected disturbance to your project, or have ambitions beyond your academic goals, this book provides practical, flexible tips for conducting effective research and engaging with the complex world of academia, including how to: • Maintain momentum through each stage of the research process • Make the most of available resources, training, and support • Explore new technologies, networks, and dissemination strategies • Maximize the value of assessment • Use this project as a springboard into further research and career opportunities Acknowledging that every doctoral experience is unique, this book goes beyond a script for success and instead offers a full studio of flexible, creative tools and adaptable action points that equip you to compose your own distinctive story of research success.

What is Impact and How Can it be Built into Current Research to Enhance Future Opportunities?

In this chapter, we will consider how to:

  • Understand the significance of impact and its various forms
  • Visualise how impact is influencing academic and research work as well as funding
  • Identify the potential impact (short, medium and long term) of your own project
  • Realise that potential

What is impact and why does it matter?

What is the point of research and why do we do it? If your answers include, to pursue new knowledge, to answer questions that have long puzzled you and others around you, to change the world and benefit people, sometimes in the most unexpected ways, to have fun and stimulate your interests, then you are beginning to think in terms ...

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