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Ranking the outcomes from the assessment of research in the UK

Kelly, Anthony (2012) Ranking the outcomes from the assessment of research in the UK International Journal of Management in Education, 16, (1/2), pp. 74-87. (doi:10.1504/IJMIE.2012.044002).

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The Research Excellence Framework (REF), previously the ‘RAE’, is an assessment undertaken on behalf of the UK government to gauge the quality of research in universities. It is a public display of reputation that carries with it considerable risk in terms of losing face and funding. The 2008 RAE focused on three categories of research output quantified on a common scale and ranked by the national media (and internally by universities) using an arbitrary weighting system. Using data from ‘Education’ as an example, this paper develops an alternative ‘justified’ weighting system for possible use in the forthcoming (2014) REF

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Published date: 2012
Keywords: university rankings, justified weighting system for research assessment, REF, research excellence framework, RAE, research assessment exercise.
Organisations: Leadership School Improve &Effectiveness


Local EPrints ID: 172277
ISSN: 1750-385X
PURE UUID: 2e62b399-713f-4333-95be-715950d0392f
ORCID for Anthony Kelly: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 25 Jan 2011 15:32
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:14

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