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Learning from the UK Research Excellence Framework: ends and means in research quality assessment, and the reliability of results in Education

Learning from the UK Research Excellence Framework: ends and means in research quality assessment, and the reliability of results in Education

McNay, Ian (2015) Learning from the UK Research Excellence Framework: ends and means in research quality assessment, and the reliability of results in Education. Higher Education Review, 47 (3):2. pp. 24-47. ISSN 0018-1609

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Abstract

This article first reviews the objectives/ends of research quality assessment in several countries to draw lessons for the UK REF and similar exercises. It then reviews work on performance management as a framework for reviewing the views of participants on the means to the end- 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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is one in a long series of articles on RQA over 20 years.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Research quality assessment; Performance management; Education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Centre for Leadership & Enterprise
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Education & Community Studies
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 09:31
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT a
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT b
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16565

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