[Irtalk] There are powerful currents whipping up the metric tide. The HEFCE metrics report

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Jul 9 11:12:03 SAST 2015

This is very quick synopsis of the 500 pages of a report on the use of
metrics in the assessment of research. It’s by far the most thorough bit of
work I’ve seen on the topic. It was written by a group, chaired by James
Wilsdon, to investigate the possible role of metrics in the assessment of

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