Higher degree research by numbers: beyond the critiques of neo-liberalism

  title={Higher degree research by numbers: beyond the critiques of neo-liberalism},
  author={Liam Grealy and Timothy J. Laurie},
  journal={Higher Education Research \& Development},
  pages={458 - 471}
ABSTRACT This article argues that strong theories of neo-liberalism do not provide an adequate frame for understanding the ways that measurement practices come to be embedded in the life-worlds of those working in higher education. We argue that neo-liberal metrics need to be understood from the viewpoint of their social usage, alongside other practices of qualification and quantification. In particular, this article maps the specific variables attending measurement in higher degree research… Expand
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