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ERIC Number: EJ856825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3108
The Dark Side of Institutional Research
Watson, David
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v13 n3 p71-75 Jul 2009
In this article, the author identifies six "traps" of institutional research. These traps are: (1) the seductive power of scenarios; (2) that change is the solution to everything; (3) "benchmarking for comfort"; (4) fixation on Research Assessment Exercise (RAE); (5) reputation over quality; and (6) dealing with the counter-intuitive. The author also talks about the value of knowing one's history as an institution.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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