measurement

sad face selected in checklist

The Perils of Measuring Performance, Inside and Outside Academia

Quantification can reformulate something as complex and multidimensional as teaching into a one-dimensional score. And such a score gives the possessor a sense of control and understanding. But, given the implications of quantification, this is an illusion.

2 months ago
688
Grid of numbers written on asphalt

How Metrics Affect Peer Review for Academic Jobs and Grants

The aim of peer review for research grants and academic hiring boards is to provide expert independent judgement on the quality of research proposals and candidates. Based on findings from a recent survey, Liv Langfeldt, Dag W. Aksnes and Ingvild Reymert, find metrics continue to play a significant role in shaping these decisions, especially for reviewers who are highly ranked themselves.

7 months ago
933
Drops impact

New Report Looks at Steps Toward Impact Measurement

SAGE Publishing, the parent of Social Science Space, has released a report on measuring the impact of social science. Two issues undergird the report – that traditional “literature-based” measurements of impact are insufficient for modern demands to show value for money, and that new technologies make new ways of measuring impact possible.

3 years ago
1322

A Passion for Work: Part 4 of 5

Part Four: How Meaningful Is Your Work? In the Ken Blanchard definition of work passion that we highlighted in Part […]

10 years ago
430

Most Cited Articles 2009-2010

One of the most cited articles in 2009 and 2010 in Management & Organization Studies is from Organizational Research Methods. […]

11 years ago
512