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Title: Local use of metrics for the research assessment of academics: The case of Poland
Authors: Kulczycki, Emanuel
Rozkosz, Ewa A.
Szadkowski, Krystian
Ciereszko, Kinga
Hołowiecki, Marek
Keywords: local use
research evaluation
bibliometric indicators
metric fixation
assessment procedures
Issue Date: 8-Nov-2020
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Emanuel Kulczycki, Ewa A. Rozkosz, Krystian Szadkowski, Kinga Ciereszko, Marek Hołowiecki & Franciszek Krawczyk (2020) Local use of metrics for the research assessment of academics: the case of Poland, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, DOI: 10.1080/1360080X.2020.1846243
Abstract: This article discusses the use of bibliometric indicators for the assessment of individual academics. We focused on national indicators for the assessment of productivity in Polish higher education institutions. We analysed whether institutions (N = 768) adopted national templates for their own sets of criteria for intra-institutional evaluations. This study combined an analysis of internal policy documents with semi-structured interviews with deans from institutions in different fields of science. Our findings showed that, despite their high levels of institutional autonomy, the majority of institutions adopted the national criteria for the evaluation of individual academics. This article concludes with recommendations for reducing the negative consequences of local use of national indicators for the assessment of researchers.
Sponsorship: This work was financially supported by the National Science Centre in Poland (Grant Number UMO-2017/26/E/HS2/00019).
DOI: 10.1080/1360080X.2020.1846243
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