Assessing Research Impact in the Social Sciences and the Humanities

Ireland“‘If we wish to resist the mechanical imposition of standardised citation measures then we need to suggest reasonable grounds for exempting certain fields from metric assessment and propose alternatives.’ So writes Professor Tom Lodge, Assistant Dean Research AHSS, UL, in a memorandum which urges Social Sciences and Humanities researchers to publish, where possible, in formats that lend themselves to comparable, if not statistical, indications of impact …” (more)

[Aoife Geraghty, Read Around Research, 21 May]

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