Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

Metrics Could Gauge 'Research Endeavour'

Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

Metrics Could Gauge 'Research Endeavour'

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New measures that look at the "process of research" will help make the use of metrics to assess performance more responsible.

This is the opinion of Steven Hill, head of research policy at the Higher Education Funding Council for England, who said that what happens between the inputs and outputs of research reveals how metrics impact culture in universities.

Measures covering the research process could look at how individuals contribute to the "overall research endeavour" such as their involvement with peer review, and could be included in future assessment exercises, he added.

Mr Hill was speaking at the launch of Hefce's The Metric Tide report, which looks at the role of metrics in research assessment and management.

"Most of the metrics that we think about in terms of assessing research performance and management either focus on the inputs or the outputs," he said. What happens between the inputs and outputs is rarely looked at even though this "is where a lot of the crucial issues around the impact on using measurement on cultures within organisations actually happen", he said. …

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