عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Research assessment in the UK and Italy: Costly and difficult, but probably worth it (at least for a while)
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
ارزیابی پژوهش در انگلستان و ایتالیا: پرهزینه و دشوار است، اما احتمالا ارزش آن (حداقل برای مدتی)
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Research Policy, 45 (2016) 260-271. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2015.09.004
Article history:Received 3 June 2014 Received in revised form 15 September 2015Accepted 22 September 2015JEL classiﬁcation:I2 Z18 H5Keywords:Higher education policy Public funding Research assessment University researchThis paper provides a comparative analysis of the development of the UK and Italian university research funding systems with a special focus on Peer Review-Based Research Assessment (PRBRA) and its cost. Much of the debate surrounding the value of performance-based allocation systems hinges on the dis- advantages versus the beneﬁts of their implementation, and there is very little evidence on either their absolute cost or their cost relative to other allocation systems. Our objective is to ﬁll this gap, collating the best possible estimates of the costs of alternative research funding methods to inform the ongoing policy debate. First, we compare funding in the UK and Italy during the period 2005–2012 and analyze the development of performance-based allocation in the two systems. Second, based on public reports and documents collected from universities, we discuss the public agency and university costs of RAE2008 and REF2014 and provide some estimates for VQR2012. We ﬁnd that RAE2008 costs accounted for less than 1% of the total performance allocation in the related period while the VQR2012 efﬁciency ratio is estimated at around 2.5%. Finally, we compare the costs and efﬁciency ratios of PRBRA with metrics-based assessment and Research Council allocations and show that costs increase going from metrics to PRBRA to Research Council allocation.© 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Higher education policy | Public fundin | Research assessment | University research
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