University and discipline cluster ranking systems and the humanities, arts and social sciences
Cunningham, Stuart D. (2008) University and discipline cluster ranking systems and the humanities, arts and social sciences. Higher Education in Europe, 33(2), pp. 245-258.
This paper addresses one of the weaknesses of many rankings – the exclusion of the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) from university and discipline cluster ranking systems and examines some ways in which this situation can be corrected. In particular, it
traces the development of indicators such as ‘target expanded’ citation analysis and tiering or
ranking of outlets, including books and conferences as well as journals. It draws on experience in Australia, especially with the attempt to construct consensually derived tiered outlets for numerous disciplines including those in HASS in the context of the introduction of a new
Research Quality Framework along the lines of similar exercises in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Higher education policy, University ranking|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Taylor & Francis|
|Deposited On:||23 Feb 2009 10:37|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:50|
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