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List of figures and tables
List of abbreviations
About the authors
Chapter 1: Prometheus assessed?
Panel review models
But models overlap
The philosophy of science and research assessment
What use, if any, is the philosophy of science to research assessment?
Prometheus assessed – towards a study of the processes and assessment of research
Chapter 2: Publication, citation and bibliometric assessment of research
Publication and its centrality to research assessment
Judging research by publication outlet
Ranking journals – impact factor and professional association listings
Limitations to citations
Chapter 3: Peer review, refereeing and their discontents: a failed model or simply the least worst option?
The development of the refereeing process
The process of review
Valuing peer review
Questions and problems regarding peer review and refereeing
Conclusion: is refereeing a failed model? Or just the least worst option?
Chapter 4: From the Research Assessment Exercise to the Research Excellence Framework: changing assessment models in the United Kingdom?
Research and science in the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom university system
The Research Assessment Exercise
Evolution of the RAE
Process and cost of the RAE
Evaluating the RAE
The Research Excellence Framework
Chapter 5: Perils of peer review in a small country? The Performance Based Research Fund in New Zealand
Higher education policy framework
The Performance Based Research Fund – design and