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Getting our hands dirty: why academics should design metrics and address the lack of transparency

Elsden, Chris, Mellor, Sebastian and Comber, Rob (2016) Getting our hands dirty: why academics should design metrics and address the lack of transparency. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (06 Apr 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Metrics in academia are often an opaque mess, filled with biases and ill-judged assumptions that are used in overly deterministic ways. By getting involved with their design, academics can productively push metrics in a more transparent direction. Chris Elsden, Sebastian Mellor and Rob Comber introduce an example of designing metrics within their own institution. Using the metric of grant income, their tool ResViz shows a chord diagram of academic collaboration and aims to encourage a multiplicity of interpretations.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of Social Sciences © CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 09:55
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2019 23:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66704

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