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Stefan Collini: Metrics, 8 November 2018

The Tyranny of Metrics 
by Jerry Z. Muller.
Princeton, 220 pp., £19.95, February 2018, 978 0 691 17495 2
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The Metric Tide 
by James Wilsdon et al.
Sage, 168 pp., £19.99, February 2016, 978 1 4739 7306 0
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... review of the role of metrics in research assessment and management’ from a team chaired by James Wilsdon, professor of research policy at the University of Sheffield. Keeping tightly to its brief, Wilsdon et al’s report, published as The Metric Tide, is an extremely thorough and careful survey of the ...

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