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Time to abandon the gold standard? Peer review for the REF falls far short of internationally accepted standards.

Sayer, Derek (2014) Time to abandon the gold standard? Peer review for the REF falls far short of internationally accepted standards. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (19 Nov 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The REF2014 results are set to be published next month. Alongside ongoing reviews of research assessment, Derek Sayer points to the many contradictions of the REF. Metrics may have problems, but a process that gives such extraordinary gatekeeping power to individual panel members is far worse. Ultimately, measuring research quality is fraught with difficulty. Perhaps we should instead be asking which features of the research environment (a mere 15% of the assessment) are most conducive to a vibrant research culture and focus funding accordingly.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 11:03
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71676

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