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ERIC Number: EJ1038833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
The Emperor's New Clothes: The h-Index as a Guide to Resource Allocation in Higher Education
Barnes, Cameron
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v36 n5 p456-470 2014
This article calls into question the use of the h-index as an aid to decision-making in the higher education sector. The h-index is increasingly employed by institutions, funding bodies and even governments as a guide to the allocation of resources. This practice is contrary to the evidence that the h-index is intrinsically meaningless, a point which this article seeks to document in detail. Greater user of the h-index as a management tool can only lead to further inefficiencies in resource allocation within the higher education sector.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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