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Social Science ‘Spinouts,' An Underappreciated Pathway to Impact?

23 days ago   |   By Social Science Space

Social science has long had a problem demonstrating what it knows to be true - its impact on the world. STEM colleagues happily demonstrate tangible outcomes, new molecules, new engines, new vaccines - the impact is tangible and linear. The molecule improves a chemical process, the drivetrain is 3 percent more efficient, the vaccine prevents disease. The problem of impact, while abstract on the one-hand, is very real on the other, as the social sciences constantly have to fight their corner for research funding and defend itself from a political culture that often rejects their...
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