Discipline, Department or Individual? Assessing Research Quality in Australia − the ERA Approach

Calder, Andrew (2009). Discipline, Department or Individual? Assessing Research Quality in Australia − the ERA Approach. In: ISI Web of Knowledge Australia, National and Institutional Perspectives on Metrics Based Research Evaluation. Biometrics Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (). 16-17 April, 2009.


Author Calder, Andrew
Title of paper Discipline, Department or Individual? Assessing Research Quality in Australia − the ERA Approach
Conference name Biometrics Conference
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 16-17 April, 2009
Convener Thomson Reuters & The University of Queensland
Proceedings title National and Institutional Perspectives on Metrics Based Research Evaluation
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor ISI Web of Knowledge Australia
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Research assessment exercises around the world use different units of assessment for assessing research outputs. These include department, individual, research group and field of research. It is recognised that each of these approaches have their own intrinsic strengths and weaknesses. In the build up to the Research Quality Framework (RQF) in Australia, many universities undertook advanced modelling of research outputs in order to determine the most competitive research groups for submission. Now, under the new Excellence in Research for Australia initiative (ERA), research performance will be evaluated by the field of research as defined by the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC). The new approach has raised some concern about the ability of universities to recompile research outputs from departments, centres and various multidisciplinary research groups. The presentation will review the various approaches internationally, with data presented to demonstrate the ERA methodology and the types of analyses universities will be able to undertake inhouse with the supplied data and benchmarks.
Subjects 130103 Higher Education
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Session: National Systems

 
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