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Blind luck - could lotteries be a more efficient mechanism for allocating research funds than peer review?

Roumbanis, Lambros (2019) Blind luck - could lotteries be a more efficient mechanism for allocating research funds than peer review? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (11 Dec 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Peer review is integral to the award of funds for academic research. However, as an increasingly large number of researchers attempt to secure limited funding, it is clear that much funding is awarded based on marginal assessments of the quality of different proposals. In this post, Lambros Roumbanis argues that randomly awarding research funding via lotteries presents a more rational, efficient and most importantly unbiased means of distributing research funding.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2020 16:18
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103417

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