ERIC Number: EJ721430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: 7
On Preparing for More Subjective Judgements: RAE2008
Perspectives: policy and practice in higher education, v9 n4 p115-120 Oct 2005
Ever since the first UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) was held in the mid-1980s panels of academics have had to make subjective judgements about the quality of work submitted by institutions. In preparation for the 2008 RAE, the four Funding Councils (Higher Education Funding Council for England, Scottish Higher Education Funding Council, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, Department for Employment and Learning) have published Guidance to Panels to their recently appointed panels and sub-panels, members of which will "use their professional judgement to form a view about the quality profile of the research described in each submission." This commentary discusses the changes recommended for, and the inherent problems with, the proposed 2008 RAE.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Value Judgment, Higher Education, Quality Control
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom