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The Research Excellence Framework is lumbering and expensive: for a fraction of the cost, a digital census of academic research would create unrivalled and genuine information about UK universities’ research performance

Dunleavy, Patrick (2011) The Research Excellence Framework is lumbering and expensive: for a fraction of the cost, a digital census of academic research would create unrivalled and genuine information about UK universities’ research performance. British Politics and Policy at LSE (09 Jun 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Government efforts at assessing university research via the REF involve universities and hundred of senior academics in perpetuating a mythical, bureaucratic form of ‘peer review’. Inherently these exercises only produce ‘evidence’ that has been fatally structured from the outset by bureaucratic rules and university games-playing. Patrick Dunleavy argues that in the digital era, this mountain of special form-filling and bogus ‘reviewing by committee’ has become completely unnecessary.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Departments > Government
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2011 14:24
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/36734/

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