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ERIC Number: EJ814543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
The Evolution of the UK's Research Assessment Exercise: Publications, Performance and Perceptions
Bence, Valerie; Oppenheim, Charles
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v37 n2 p137-155 Sep 2005
This article examines how the UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), along with the development of performance indicators, fits into the production of research within a changing policy context. The historical evolution of the RAE from 1985-2001 is considered, before looking specifically at how research output (in the form of journal publications) was, and is, assessed. Changes in process and output measurements necessitated a move from quantitative to quality evaluation, which affected both academic publishing and the role of journals within the RAE. The issue of quality--in terms of perceptions and performance--as applied to both is explored. (Contains 1 figure, 3 tables and 85 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom