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Research assessment as governance technology in the United Kingdom : findings from a survey of RAE 2008 impacts

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This paper uses empirical research data and theoretical insights from the literature on governance to problematise some of the arguments presented in the research assessment literature, in particular, the description of the UK RAE/REF as a mechanism for top-down control with strongly negative, blanket-impacts on disciplines, institutions and individual researchers. The concepts of performativity, accountability and governmentality are employed to unpack normative claims about negative impa...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s11618-014-0575-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Research group:
Policy, Economy and Society
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Role:
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Universities Council for the Education of Teachers More from this funder
Publisher:
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden Publisher's website
Journal:
Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
6
Pages:
83–110
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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EISSN:
1862-5215
ISSN:
1434-663X
Language:
English
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Local pid:
ora:9582
Deposit date:
2014-12-15

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