Date: 2014-10-06
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Subject: Les incidences de la recherche en sciences humaines / The Impacts of Humanities and Social Science Research

The Canadian Federation of Humanities and Socials Sciences has just released a discussion paper on the impact of social science and humanities research.  This is an important document for Canadian political science insofar as we are all subject to initiatives to measure the impact of our research.  The Federation proposed five broad ways this research has impact and a basket of indicators for each that can be used to measure them.  A summary of the discussion paper can be found here.


I invite you to take a look at this document.  If you have any comments, suggestions or concerns about what the Federation is proposing, please let me know or, if you wish, engage directly with the Federation (info@ideas-idees.ca).


To kick start your consideration of the document I encourage you to also read an excellent paper by Matthew Flinders, "Political Science, Impact and Evidence".


Thank you.


Patrick Fafard

CPSA Representative to the CFHSS


La Fédération des sciences humaines vient de rendre public un « rapport évolutif » (PDF) sur les incidences de la recherche en sciences humaines. Il s’agit d’un document important pour la science politique au Canada dans la mesure ou nous sommes tous touchés par les initiatives de mesurer l’impact de notre recherche. La fédération propose cinq grandes directions dans lesquelles s’exerce l’impact de la recherche ainsi que, pour chacune d’entre elles, un ensemble d’indicateurs à l’aide desquels il devient mesurable. Un sommaire du document est disponible ici.


Je vous invite à consulter ce document et, si vous avez des commentaires, des suggestions ou des préoccupations avec ce que propose la Fédération, me faire savoir ou, si vous voulez, communiquer directement avec eux (info@ideas-idees.ca).


Pour ce qui est des efforts pour mesurer l’impact de notre recherche je vous encourage à lire le texte du professeur Matthew Flinders « Political Science, Impact and Evidence ». 




Patrick Fafard

Représentant de l'ACSP à la FCSH



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