Performance indicators as conceptual technologies

@article{Barnetson2000PerformanceIA,
  title={Performance indicators as conceptual technologies},
  author={Bob Barnetson and Marc Cutright},
  journal={Higher Education},
  year={2000},
  volume={40},
  pages={277-292}
}
This paper posits that performance indicators (PIs)are conceptual technologies that shape what issuesacademics think about and how academics think aboutthose issues by embedding normative assumptions intothe selection and structure of those indicators.Exploring the assumptions embedded in Alberta's(Canada) PIs yields an initial typology of assumptionsthat academics can apply to performance indicators inhigher education to understand, refine or criticallychallenge their introduction. 
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