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Assessing university research: A plea for a balanced approach

Butler, Linda


The use of quantitative performance measures to assess the quality of university research is being introduced in Australia and the UK. This paper presents the case for maintaining a balanced approach. It argues that 'metrics' have their place, and can make the process more efficient and cost-effective, but that peer review must be retained as a central element in any research assessment exercise. The role of metrics is as 'a trigger to the recognition of anomalies', rather than as a straight...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Science and Public Policy
DOI: 10.3152/030234207X254404


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