Butler, Linda; McAllister, Ian
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...[Show more]
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