Ideas about the Thing, Not the Thing Itself : Impact and Other Abstractions and the Politics of Research Performance Measurement

Abstract

In this essay, Guy Redden sets out to ‘examine the discourses sponsoring quantification in research evaluation, the mechanisms and effects of it, and the relations between them’ (15).

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Published 1 November 2013 in Volume 28 No. 4. Subjects: ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia), Universities & tertiary institutions.

Cite as: Redden, Guy. ‘Ideas about the Thing, Not the Thing Itself : Impact and Other Abstractions and the Politics of Research Performance Measurement.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 28, no. 4, 2013. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.75bd3ceb01.