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Robert Hale is now contributing to a Challenge Australian Soft Power

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Loris Semple commented on the Challenge What Do We Actually Mean When We Say 'Impact'?

My apologies...I was crossing 2 threads when I wrote my last post here - anyway - rather than delete - I just hope to clarify.  MindHive has proved to be a bit too 'theoretical' for me (my limitation - not yours)..  Impact for me is a very powerful word implying movement resulting in changed characteristics (even at a physical level).....

I like to try and keep it simple....

All the best and warmest regards.....L xoxoxoxoxox

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Melissa Harvey is now contributing to a Challenge Private

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Giselle Rampersad is now contributing to a Challenge Private

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Loris Semple commented on the Challenge What Do We Actually Mean When We Say 'Impact'?

I love you all.  You make me laugh (I am not being cynical).  This is a very very funny discussion (confusing - so funny-strange) for me -I understood the initial question to go to the 'purpose of MindHive'.'.  What should we be discussing and why and how...etc....

My thinking does not fit with the direction of this thread.  

I wish you all the best.  I thank you all for clarifying for me that this is not 'my space' for 'collaboration'.  

Much love and best wishes...L xoxoxox 

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Adam Chambers is now contributing to a Challenge Private

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A new Solution was published Private

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Graciela Corral de Zubielqui is now contributing to a Challenge Private

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Emmanuel Santos is now contributing to a Challenge Private

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Zoe Yu is now contributing to a Challenge Private

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A new Solution was published Private

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Eyal Chipkiewicz is now contributing to a Challenge What Do We Actually Mean When We Say 'Impact'?

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Michael Young commented on the Challenge Does Scale Really Translate To Impact?

Can someone point to or suggest a universal or well accepted definition of 'impact'??

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Peter Grimbeek is now contributing to a Challenge Does Scale Really Translate To Impact?

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Peter Grimbeek commented on the Challenge Does Scale Really Translate To Impact?

This challenge seems to be in the business of multiplying the issues raised elsewhere by asking people to define the term, impact. If it is difficult to define impact (based on the premise that there is no one core meaning but rather a continuum of meanings based on the various uses of the term (see: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/wittgenstein/#MeanUse), then in asking for the explication of some conjunction of 'achieving scale' and 'impact', the conceptual water truly becomes somewhat deeper than is comfortable.

One can only wonder at the range of uses spanned by the combination of these two terms.

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Peter Grimbeek is now contributing to a Challenge What Do We Actually Mean When We Say 'Impact'?

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Peter Grimbeek commented on the Challenge What Do We Actually Mean When We Say 'Impact'?

Reading the contributions and the framework for discussion, it looks as if we're aiming for a generic  definition of the term, impact, that would allow us to discuss the impact of x on y, where x and y could be a range of events.

I had the pleasure many years ago of studying the philosophical thoughts of one Ludwig Wittgenstein (regarded by some as the 20th century's greatest philosopher). In his later years, he dismissed the notion that there is a core meaning for any term. Instead, he talked about language games and family resemblance instead.

To apply this to the discussion about impact, one might expect a crowd-sourced discussion of 'impact' to expose a continuum of uses for the term that might clump into discrete groupings or might overlap and bleed into one another. One might also identify equally valid but conflicting uses of the term, impact.

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Michael Young is now contributing to a Challenge Does Scale Really Translate To Impact?

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John Bates is now contributing to a Challenge What Do We Actually Mean When We Say 'Impact'?

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Vibhor Pandey is now contributing to a Challenge What Do We Actually Mean When We Say 'Impact'?

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Liz Reece is now contributing to a Challenge What Do We Actually Mean When We Say 'Impact'?

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Vicki Anderson is now contributing to a Challenge Does Scale Really Translate To Impact?

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Richard Ferrers commented on the Challenge What Do We Actually Mean When We Say 'Impact'?

I have been attending a CSIRO impact workshop, yesterday in Canberra. for ARDC (.edu.au) - Hi Simon - (we used to work together at ARDC predecessor ANDS).

Their methodology, which is heavy duty, goes into great detail on defining impact.See the online description at:

https://www.csiro.au/en/About/Our-impact/Our-impact-model

CSIRO break impact into: economic, social and environmental. Then further they create a dozen or so categories under each of the three top level headings.

Their headline is: "We have a consistent, organisation-wide approach to planning research and managing its impact, which promotes understanding and demonstration of its real-world value."

 CSIRO define impact as: "An effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society and/or environment, beyond those contributions to academic knowledge."

Some key features of the system are: rigourous, defensible, measureable, logical, and repeatable. Some weaknesses of the system are its complexity, its focus on linear connections between inputs and outputs when reality is sometimes massively complex (ie parallel), meaning causation is non-linear and non-deterministic. It is interesting however. It does express risks in causation and documents assumptions, but it needs some enhancement around monitoring impact, perhaps through a traffic light system of reporting.

2. In my research on value, I see impact as partly about reaching people, and partly about changing people. Both can be measured through web-like metrics like views and downloads of the data I publish (google: ferrers figshare). Measuring change in behaviour such as uptake of a new idea is also possible. For example, how many people install solar panels, following an intervention.

There is more to think about here.

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Jacob Hampson is now contributing to a Challenge What Do We Actually Mean When We Say 'Impact'?

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Jacob Hampson is now contributing to a Challenge Does Scale Really Translate To Impact?

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Pamela Gonzalez is now contributing to a Challenge What Do We Actually Mean When We Say 'Impact'?

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Nola Turner-Jensen commented on the Challenge What Do We Actually Mean When We Say 'Impact'?

As an Aboriginal Sociologist it has been my focus for several years to find a way to find/develop solutions that will have a high impact to improve the current status of my people in their now shared country.  I think the greatest challenge to even get impact on the board is to to first convince all of the players that what they are currently doing needs to change.

That was the first challenge in our five year research study to work out how to do that?

The real life experiences/scenarios we undertook with Aboriginal Australians and Australian people attending meetings, collaborating, being mentored, family events etc. were the key to letting our audience build their own awareness and sit in the driving seat to change their own behaviours. These real life scenarios and how they made people from all Cultures feel have been become incredible impact centred narratives! If we can roll this out we firmly believe this will indeed create real impactful change for a better Australia.

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Richard Ferrers is now contributing to a Challenge What Do We Actually Mean When We Say 'Impact'?

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Robert Humphries is now contributing to a Challenge What Do We Actually Mean When We Say 'Impact'?

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Steve Parker is now contributing to a Challenge What Do We Actually Mean When We Say 'Impact'?

 
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