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Research quality assessment

Research quality assessment

McNay, I. (2010) Research quality assessment. In: Peterson, Penelope, Baker, Eva and McGaw, Barry, (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Education. Elsevier Ltd., Oxford, UK, pp. 307-315. ISBN 978-0-08-044894-7 (doi:

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This article sketches different approaches to recognition of research excellence across a range of countries. It then considers four national systems with extensive assessment exercises, some linked to performance-based funding. It records recent moves to develop international comparisons of quality as universities aspire to become world leading. It summarizes some of the critical issues relating to criteria for assessment and the processes of evaluation together with the impact on academic staff subjected to evaluation.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Published in International Encyclopedia of Education, 8-Volume Set.
Uncontrolled Keywords: benchmarking, bibliometrics, criteria, esteem, evaluation, funding, impact, metrics, outcomes, output, peer review, performance, indicators, publications, ranking, rating
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > L Education (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Department of Professional Learning & Development
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