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ERIC Number: EJ1083450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Impact in the REF: Issues and Obstacles
Watermeyer, Richard
Studies in Higher Education, v41 n2 p199-214 2016
This article focuses on "impact" as a new condition of research assessment for UK academics. It explores a history of resistance to an "impact agenda" and how impact as a component of the Research Excellence Framework (REF)--a system of performance based funding--is viewed by academics as an infringement to a scholarly way of life; as symptomatic of the marketisation of higher education; and as fundamentally incompatible and deleterious to the production of new knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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