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The REF doesn’t capture what government wants from academics or how academic impact on policymaking takes place

Tinkler, Jane (2012) The REF doesn’t capture what government wants from academics or how academic impact on policymaking takes place. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (27 Mar 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Following on from the recent debate at the ‘From Research to Policy: Academic Impacts on Government’ conference, Jane Tinkler finds that the academic expertise and luck required for a piece of research to be considered valuable by government in policymaking is not valued by the Research Excellence Framework.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Departments > Government
Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2013 13:52
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/51946/

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