Future UK RAEs to be Metrics-Based

Loet Leydesdorff loet at LEYDESDORFF.NET
Tue Mar 28 13:56:34 EST 2006

> Bref: Scrapping the non-metric white-elephant in favour of
> existing metrics is the policy part; improving on existing
> metrics is the research part.

Thus, you wish to make the RAE completely technocratic, while we know that
we don't have reliable models for giving this strong type of policy advice.
If I translate this for the Netherlands--having a dual system relying more
on peer review than the UK--I can see the advantages, but also the
disadvantages. For one, it might give my unit more money!

With best wishes,

Loet Leydesdorff
Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR),
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam.
Tel.: +31-20- 525 6598; fax: +31-20- 525 3681;
loet at leydesdorff.net ; http://www.leydesdorff.net/

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