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Resist? Welcome? Co-opt? Ignore? The pressures and possibilities of the REF and impact

MacDonald, Robert (2018) Resist? Welcome? Co-opt? Ignore? The pressures and possibilities of the REF and impact. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (26 Feb 2018). Website.

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Abstract

The increased focus on impact in research evaluation represents a range of possibilities and pressures to those academics whose work is being assessed. For some it offers an opportunity to progress social justice causes and engage in participatory, bottom-up research approaches with less powerful groups; while to others it is further evidence of the managerial audit culture that is corrupting universities, trammelling academic freedom, and which must be resisted. Robert MacDonald considers both perspectives and suggests that even if the REF is an example of increased governmental control, it might yet provide space to engage in a positive, progressive politics of research.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2018 16:22
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88744

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