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Introduction: Future Pathways for Science Policy and Research Assessment: Metrics vs Peer Review, Quality vs Impact

Donovan, Claire


The idea for this special issue arose from observing contrary developments in the design of national research assessment schemes in the UK and Australia during 2006 and 2007. Alternative pathways were being forged, determined, on the one hand, by the perceived relative merits of 'metrics' (quantitative measures of research performance) and peer judgement and, on the other hand, by the value attached to scientific excellence ('quality') versus usefulness ('impact'). This special issue presents a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Science and Public Policy
DOI: 10.3152/030234207X256529


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