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ERIC Number: EJ1133068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1609
Learning from the UK Research Excellence Framework: Ends and Means in Research Quality Assessment, and the Reliability of Results in Education
McNay, Ian
Higher Education Review, v47 n3 p24-47 Sum 2015
This article first reviews the objectives/ends of research quality assessment in several countries to draw lessons for the UK Research Excellence Framework and similar exercises. It then reviews work on performance management as a framework for reviewing the views of participants on the means to the ends--the management of their experience in submitting to the 2014 REF. Finally, it examines the outcomes and considers how true a picture they paint of the quality of research, particularly in Education. It concludes with recommendations for change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; New Zealand
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