Scientific impact: Opportunity and necessity

Marlene Z. Cohen, Gregory L. Alexander, Jean F. Wyman, Nancy L. Fahrenwald, Davina Porock, Mary E. Wurzbach, Susan M. Rawl, Vicki S. Conn

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Abstract

Recent National Institutes of Health changes have focused attention on the potential scientific impact of research projects. Research with the excellent potential to change subsequent science or health care practice may have high scientific impact. Only rigorous studies that address highly significant problems can generate change. Studies with high impact may stimulate new research approaches by changing understanding of a phenomenon, informing theory development, or creating new research methods that allow a field of science to move forward. Research with high impact can transition health care to more effective and efficient approaches. Studies with high impact may propel new policy developments. Research with high scientific impact typically has both immediate and sustained influence on the field of study. The article includes ideas to articulate potential scientific impact in grant applications as well as possible dissemination strategies to enlarge the impact of completed projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)578-590
Number of pages13
JournalWestern journal of nursing research
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 12 2010

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Keywords

  • grant writing
  • nursing research
  • scientific impact

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  • Nursing(all)

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Cohen, M. Z., Alexander, G. L., Wyman, J. F., Fahrenwald, N. L., Porock, D., Wurzbach, M. E., ... Conn, V. S. (2010). Scientific impact: Opportunity and necessity. Western journal of nursing research, 32(5), 578-590. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945910365328

Scientific impact : Opportunity and necessity. / Cohen, Marlene Z.; Alexander, Gregory L.; Wyman, Jean F.; Fahrenwald, Nancy L.; Porock, Davina; Wurzbach, Mary E.; Rawl, Susan M.; Conn, Vicki S.

In: Western journal of nursing research, Vol. 32, No. 5, 12.08.2010, p. 578-590.

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Cohen, MZ, Alexander, GL, Wyman, JF, Fahrenwald, NL, Porock, D, Wurzbach, ME, Rawl, SM & Conn, VS 2010, 'Scientific impact: Opportunity and necessity', Western journal of nursing research, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 578-590. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945910365328
Cohen MZ, Alexander GL, Wyman JF, Fahrenwald NL, Porock D, Wurzbach ME et al. Scientific impact: Opportunity and necessity. Western journal of nursing research. 2010 Aug 12;32(5):578-590. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945910365328
Cohen, Marlene Z. ; Alexander, Gregory L. ; Wyman, Jean F. ; Fahrenwald, Nancy L. ; Porock, Davina ; Wurzbach, Mary E. ; Rawl, Susan M. ; Conn, Vicki S. / Scientific impact : Opportunity and necessity. In: Western journal of nursing research. 2010 ; Vol. 32, No. 5. pp. 578-590.
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