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Book review: rank hypocrisies: the insult of the REF by Derek Sayer.

Johnston, Ron (2015) Book review: rank hypocrisies: the insult of the REF by Derek Sayer. LSE Review of Books (06 Mar 2015). Website.

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Publication of the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework evaluation of the quality of work undertaken in all UK universities last December attracted much attention, as league tables of university and department standings were constructed and estimates of the financial consequences of the achieved grades were assessed. Soon after that, a book was published savagely criticising the peer reviews undertaken at the heart of not only that exercise but also the mock exercises as they prepared their submissions. Ron Johnston reviews Derek Sayer’s critique.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 15:03
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2020 00:31

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