In the UK and elsewhere, there has been considerable debate about the use of quantitative indicators, known as ‘metrics’, to judge research performance of individual academics and university departments. We carry out an analysis of the grades that are awarded to research grant applications to explore the extent to which such information can be used for this purpose. Our results suggest that the usefulness of these data is limited and also that similar important limitations are associated with other metrics such as those based on journal paper citation indices.
|Translated title of the contribution||Estimating research performance by using research grant award gradings|
|Pages (from-to)||83 - 93|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2011|