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The REF’s singular focus on excellence limits academic diversity

Stockhammer, Engelbert (2021) The REF’s singular focus on excellence limits academic diversity. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (29 Apr 2021). Blog Entry.

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Research assessment exercises, such as the REF ostensibly serve to evaluate research, but they also shape and manage it. Based on a study of REF submissions in the fields of economics, history, business and politics, Engelbert Stockhammer, argues that the REF promotes a narrow vision of economics determined largely by work published in particular journals and calls for a wider distribution of research funding to prevent fields being captured by dominant academic cultures.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2021 13:51
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:06

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