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The quality and diverse impacts of research are commonly assessed using a combination of peer review and a variety of quantitative metrics. Peer review is the most established method of research assessment and underpins the academic system in the UK and internationally. The use of metrics is a newer approach but has developed rapidly as a potential method of measuring research quality and impact in some fields, though how best to do this is still the subject of considerable debate.
The workshop had the following objectives:
The workshop was attended by several members of the metrics review steering group, academics and stakeholders drawn from across the wider HE and research community.
Read Dr Ernesto Priego's article on his blog: '#HEFCEMetrics: More on Metrics for the Arts and Humanities'
The programme for the workshop is available to download below.
Prof. Jonathan Adams, King’s College London
Prof. Geoffrey Crossick, School of Advanced Study, AHRC Cultural Value Project and Crafts Council
Prof. Maria Delgado, Queen Mary, University of London
Dr Clare Donovan, Brunel University
Dr Martin Eve, University of Lincoln and Open Library of Humanities
Prof Mark Llewellyn, Director of Research, AHRC
Dr Alis Oancea, University of Oxford
Dr Ernesto Priego, City University
Prof. Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton (member of the HEFCE review steering group)
Prof. Evelyn Welch, King’s College London
Registration for the workshop has closed.