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Does not compute: why I'm proposing a moratorium on academics' use of the term "outputs"

Bell, Kirsten (2018) Does not compute: why I'm proposing a moratorium on academics' use of the term "outputs". Impact of Social Sciences Blog (11 Apr 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The word "outputs" is now ubiquitous in UK academia, particularly in a REF context that requires authors to think of their publications in such terms. To Kirsten Bell this is jarring, with a term previously more commonly associated with the language of computing or economics, where outputs are measured and monetised, clearly not suitable to academia. It's ultimately ideas that academics trade in, a reality obscured by the concept of “outputs” and its connotations of mechanical production and expulsion. It’s time for a moratorium on the casual use of the term “outputs” amongst academics.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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: 30 Jul 2018 15:47
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89566

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