• Social Science

The Metric Tide

Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management
Author: James Wilsdon
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473978777
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
View: 8883
‘Represents the culmination of an 18-month-long project that aims to be the definitive review of this important topic. Accompanied by a scholarly literature review, some new analysis, and a wealth of evidence and insight... the report is a tour de force; a once-in-a-generation opportunity to take stock.’ – Dr Steven Hill, Head of Policy, HEFCE, LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog ‘A must-read if you are interested in having a deeper understanding of research culture, management issues and the range of information we have on this field. It should be disseminated and discussed within institutions, disciplines and other sites of research collaboration.’ – Dr Meera Sabaratnam, Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog Metrics evoke a mixed reaction from the research community. A commitment to using data and evidence to inform decisions makes many of us sympathetic, even enthusiastic, about the prospect of granular, real-time analysis of our own activities. Yet we only have to look around us at the blunt use of metrics to be reminded of the pitfalls. Metrics hold real power: they are constitutive of values, identities and livelihoods. How to exercise that power to positive ends is the focus of this book. Using extensive evidence-gathering, analysis and consultation, the authors take a thorough look at potential uses and limitations of research metrics and indicators. They explore the use of metrics across different disciplines, assess their potential contribution to the development of research excellence and impact and consider the changing ways in which universities are using quantitative indicators in their management systems. Finally, they consider the negative or unintended effects of metrics on various aspects of research culture. Including an updated introduction from James Wilsdon, the book proposes a framework for responsible metrics and makes a series of targeted recommendations to show how responsible metrics can be applied in research management, by funders, and in the next cycle of the Research Excellence Framework. The metric tide is certainly rising. Unlike King Canute, we have the agency and opportunity – and in this book, a serious body of evidence – to influence how it washes through higher education and research.

Higher Education Strategy and Planning

A Professional Guide
Author: Tony Strike
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351797077
Category:
Page: N.A
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Higher Education Strategy and Planning draws together a team of expert contributors from across the sector to offer contemporary descriptions of practice in Higher Education and critical reflections on that practice. Many of the tools and techniques transcend the particular national system within which they are situated and therefore have global relevance for all those interested in strategy and planning in Higher Education. Containing chapters on each of the major functions or capabilities of strategic planners, critiques of global policy trends, framework examples and explanations of the main league tables both in the UK and globally, the book is divided into five main parts: - Context and Positioning; - Integrated Planning; - Centrality, Co-ordination and Connection; - Analytical Capacity and Capability; - Insight and Information. This text offers a contemporary representation of strategic planning and will be an indispensable guide for all those who work in or study Higher Education, particularly aimed at those who work in strategy, planning and leadership roles.

    • Social Science

The Evaluation of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities

Lessons from the Italian Experience
Author: Andrea Bonaccorsi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319685546
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
View: 8509
This book examines very important issues in research evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities. It is based on recent experiences carried out in Italy (2011-2015) in the fields of research assessment, peer review, journal classification, and construction of indicators, and presents a systematic review of theoretical issues influencing the evaluation of Social Sciences and Humanities. Several chapters analyse original data made available through research assessment exercises. Other chapters are the result of dedicated and independent research carried out in 2014-2015 aimed at addressing some of the debated and open issues, for example in the evaluation of books, the use of Library Catalog Analysis or Google Scholar, the definition of research quality criteria on internationalization, as well as opening the way to innovative indicators. The book is therefore a timely and important contribution to the international debate.


    • Social Science

Rising Tide

The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
Author: John M. Barry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416563326
Category: Social Science
Page: 528
View: 760
An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Becoming Metric-Wise

A Bibliometric Guide for Researchers
Author: Ronald Rousseau,Leo Egghe,Raf Guns
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081024754
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 402
View: 2091
Becoming Metric-Wise: A Bibliometric Guide for Researchers aims to inform researchers about metrics so that they become aware of the evaluative techniques being applied to their scientific output. Understanding these concepts will help them during their funding initiatives, and in hiring and tenure. The book not only describes what indicators do (or are designed to do, which is not always the same thing), but also gives precise mathematical formulae so that indicators can be properly understood and evaluated. Metrics have become a critical issue in science, with widespread international discussion taking place on the subject across scientific journals and organizations. As researchers should know the publication-citation context, the mathematical formulae of indicators being used by evaluating committees and their consequences, and how such indicators might be misused, this book provides an ideal tome on the topic. Provides researchers with a detailed understanding of bibliometric indicators and their applications Empowers researchers looking to understand the indicators relevant to their work and careers Presents an informed and rounded picture of bibliometrics, including the strengths and shortcomings of particular indicators Supplies the mathematics behind bibliometric indicators so they can be properly understood Written by authors with longstanding expertise who are considered global leaders in the field of bibliometrics

    • Valves

The Valve World


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Valves
Page: N.A
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    • Science

Information on the metric system and related fields


Author: Ernst Lange,United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration,George C. Marshall Space Flight Center
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 629
View: 3238

    • Computers

Measuring Research

What Everyone Needs to Know®
Author: Cassidy R. Sugimoto,Vincent Lariviere
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190640111
Category: Computers
Page: 160
View: 3161
Policy makers, academic administrators, scholars, and members of the public are clamoring for indicators of the value and reach of research. The question of how to quantify the impact and importance of research and scholarly output, from the publication of books and journal articles to the indexing of citations and tweets, is a critical one in predicting innovation, and in deciding what sorts of research is supported and whom is hired to carry it out. There is a wide set of data and tools available for measuring research, but they are often used in crude ways, and each have their own limitations and internal logics. Measuring Research: What Everyone Needs to Know(R) will provide, for the first time, an accessible account of the methods used to gather and analyze data on research output and impact. Following a brief history of scholarly communication and its measurement -- from traditional peer review to crowdsourced review on the social web -- the book will look at the classification of knowledge and academic disciplines, the differences between citations and references, the role of peer review, national research evaluation exercises, the tools used to measure research, the many different types of measurement indicators, and how to measure interdisciplinarity. The book also addresses emerging issues within scholarly communication, including whether or not measurement promotes a "publish or perish" culture, fraud in research, or "citation cartels." It will also look at the stakeholders behind these analytical tools, the adverse effects of these quantifications, and the future of research measurement.

    • Metric system

Prepare Now for a Metric Future


Author: Frank Robert Donovan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Metric system
Page: 212
View: 1746




    • Metric system

American Metric Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Metric system
Page: N.A
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    • Weights and measures

Special Publication


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Weights and measures
Page: N.A
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    • Business & Economics

Playing to Win

How Strategy Really Works
Author: Alan G. Lafley,Roger L. Martin
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 142218739X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 260
View: 8551
Explains how companies must pinpoint business strategies to a few critically important choices, identifying common blunders while outlining simple exercises and questions that can guide day-to-day and long-term decisions.

    • Metallurgy

Bulletin


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Metallurgy
Page: N.A
View: 8569


    • Industrial arts

Man/society/technology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Industrial arts
Page: N.A
View: 1604