Evaluating university research performance using metrics / linda butler and ian mcallister
19 mai 2011 Laisser un commentaire
Evaluations of research quality in universities are now widely used in the advanced economies. The UK’s research Assessment Exercise (RAE), which began in 1986, is the most highly developed of these research evaluations. Based on peer review and involving some sixty-nine panels evaluating the research work of more than 50,000 academic staff, the exercise is expensive and time consuming. In this article, we examine the possibility that a quantitative, metrics-based approach can provide a low-cost alternative to expensive, qualitative peer review. To do this, we build on our previous work on political science by extending a metrics-based model to chemistry, using the results of the 2001 RAE. Our results show that no single model will apply across science and non-science disciplines. Any metrics approach to performance evaluation has to use a discipline-specific suite of indicators.
Article de la revue European Political Science (2011) 10, pp. 44–58 sur l’évaluation qualitative pratiquée au Royaume-Uni et les techniques bibliométriques purement quantitatives…
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