The mismeasurement of science

@article{Lawrence2007TheMO,
  title={The mismeasurement of science},
  author={P. Lawrence},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={R583-R585}
}
  • P. Lawrence
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
The main villains are fashion, the management cult and the politics of our time, all of which favour numerical evaluation of ‘performance’ and reward compliance. Over recent years, within governments and outside them, people have lost sight of the primary purposes of institutions, and a growing obsession with internal processes has driven more and more bureaucracy — such as increasingly complex grant applications and baroque research assessment exercises — at the expense of research effort… Expand
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