Publish or perish? Metrics and research diversity

Published on 21st January, Kate Turton (Higher Education Policy Advisor, HEFCE) argues that – ‘ If we want to embed equality and diversity in research culture, any future use of metrics to assess research must not adversely affect specific groups or researchers.‘ Kate notes that ‘we favour the most productive and thereby disadvantage those who cannot spend all their time doing research-related activities. But it is simplistic to assume that by counting the volume of someone’s inputs we can measure the quality of their research. Less doesn’t mean worse, just as more doesn’t mean better.’


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Measure of success conceptual using measuring tape

Measure of success conceptual using measuring tape

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