Institutional research rankings via bibliometric analysis and direct peer review: A comparative case study with policy implications

  title={Institutional research rankings via bibliometric analysis and direct peer review: A comparative case study with policy implications},
  author={P. R. Thomas and David S. Watkins},
Recent years have seen enormously increased interest in the comparative evaluation of research quality in the UK, with considerable resources devoted to ranking the output of academic institutions relative to one another at the sub-discipline level, and the disposition of even greater resources dependent on the outcome of this process. The preferred methodology has been that of traditional peer review, with expert groups of academics tasked to assess the relative worth of all research activity… CONTINUE READING

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