Tag Archives: evaluation

Publish AND perish?

Today I stumbled upon this sad news¬†(I’d like to thank Cristiana Bastos for sharing it), which I felt impelled to share, because it is a sign, even if just one sign, of something wrong with academe, today. Stefan Grimm was … Continue reading

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How to Prepare to the Viva, Tips to Do Before and After

Guest author: Basak Tanulku In this piece, I want to provide tips about what to do before, during and after your viva. The viva examination can be regarded as the last step in a long journey to finish the PhD … Continue reading

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Why Metrics Cannot Measure Research Quality: A Response to the HEFCE Consultation

Blog The Disorder of Things is sharing a response to the call of the UK Higher Education Funding Concil about the use of metrics in research assessment.Are metrics (i.e. citation counts) useful for assessing “quality” (which is different from impact … Continue reading

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Impact Factor (mania?)

Today, I would like to share some resources in order to bring to debate one of the mantra of contemporary academe, the Impact Factor (IF). The IF of a journal is ¬ęthe average number of citations received per paper published … Continue reading

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Dissertations writing “versus” three papers

As a former journalist, assistant professor, and seasoned dissertation-writing-workshop coach at New York University, I can promise you there is only one fail-safe method, one secret, one guaranteed trick that you need in order to finish your dissertation: Write. Theresa … Continue reading

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