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The Resource Questioning the assessment of research impact : illusions, myths and marginal sectors, Rhodri Thomas

Questioning the assessment of research impact : illusions, myths and marginal sectors, Rhodri Thomas

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Questioning the assessment of research impact : illusions, myths and marginal sectors
Title
Questioning the assessment of research impact
Title remainder
illusions, myths and marginal sectors
Statement of responsibility
Rhodri Thomas
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Language
eng
Summary
'This is quite simply a brilliant book, offering a critical analysis of impact and REF which is long overdue... It is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand how and why the growing need to show a particular kind of impact from research is restructuring academia; this new agenda has far reaching consequences for critical researchers, so-called marginal subjects and for everyday working cultures in academic departments.' -Professor Rosaleen Duffy, University of Sheffield, UK This book provides the first comprehensive assessment of non-academic research impact in relation to a marginal field of study, namely tourism studies. Informed by interviews with key informants, ethnographic reflections on the author's extensive work with trade and professional associations, and various secondary data, it paints a picture of inevitable research policy failure. This conclusion is justified by reference to ill-founded official conceptualisations of practitioner and organisational behaviour, and the orientation and quality of tourism research. The author calls for a more serious consideration of research-informed teaching as a means of creating knowledge flows from universities. Research with greater social and economic impact might then be achievable. This radical assessment will be of interest and value to policy makers, university research managers and tourism scholars. Rhodri Thomas is Professor of Tourism and Events Policy and Dean of the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Leeds Beckett University, UK
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Thomas, Rhodri
Dewey number
338.4/791072
Index
index present
LC call number
G155.A1
LC item number
T46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Palgrave critical university studies
  • Palgrave pivot
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  • Tourism
  • Tourism
  • Ethnology
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Questioning the assessment of research impact : illusions, myths and marginal sectors, Rhodri Thomas
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Setting the Scene: Markets, Competition and Research Impact at the Margins; Abstract; Introduction; Influencing Others as a Research Policy Goal; Competition, Conformity and the Neoliberal University; Working at the Margins; The Argument Presented in This Book; References; Chapter 2 Knowledge Flows and Innovation in Marginal Sectors: Do Universities Matter?; Abstract; Introduction; Defining and Theorising Innovation in Tourism; Knowledge and Innovation: Absorptive Capacity
  • Personal Networks, Knowledge Flows and Practitioner LearningIdeas, Evidence and Policy Formation (or Fads and Fashions in Public Policy); Concluding Comment: The Invisibility of Universities in Explanations of Commercial or Policy Innovation; References; Chapter 3 Professional Associations as Conduits of Knowledge: Ethnographic Reflections; Abstract; Introduction; The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT); The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO); Conclusion; References; Chapter 4 The Impact of Academics on Policy and Practice; Abstract; Introduction
  • A Comment on Mediators and Mechanisms for Knowledge ExchangeA Note on What Is Written About (and How); The Academics' Digital Footprint; Modelling Academic Impact in Marginal Fields; What Do the REF Case Studies Teach Us?; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5 Reacting to the Impact Agenda: Performativity and a 'New Collegiality'; Abstract; Introduction; Perspectives on Impact; Performativity but Little that Was Anti-, Progressive or Critical; Careerism and a 'New' Collegiality; Research Quality, Teaching and Impact; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6 Conclusion: A Return to Education; Abstract
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1 online resource.
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319957227
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1048895866
  • (OCoLC)1048895866
Label
Questioning the assessment of research impact : illusions, myths and marginal sectors, Rhodri Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Setting the Scene: Markets, Competition and Research Impact at the Margins; Abstract; Introduction; Influencing Others as a Research Policy Goal; Competition, Conformity and the Neoliberal University; Working at the Margins; The Argument Presented in This Book; References; Chapter 2 Knowledge Flows and Innovation in Marginal Sectors: Do Universities Matter?; Abstract; Introduction; Defining and Theorising Innovation in Tourism; Knowledge and Innovation: Absorptive Capacity
  • Personal Networks, Knowledge Flows and Practitioner LearningIdeas, Evidence and Policy Formation (or Fads and Fashions in Public Policy); Concluding Comment: The Invisibility of Universities in Explanations of Commercial or Policy Innovation; References; Chapter 3 Professional Associations as Conduits of Knowledge: Ethnographic Reflections; Abstract; Introduction; The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT); The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO); Conclusion; References; Chapter 4 The Impact of Academics on Policy and Practice; Abstract; Introduction
  • A Comment on Mediators and Mechanisms for Knowledge ExchangeA Note on What Is Written About (and How); The Academics' Digital Footprint; Modelling Academic Impact in Marginal Fields; What Do the REF Case Studies Teach Us?; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5 Reacting to the Impact Agenda: Performativity and a 'New Collegiality'; Abstract; Introduction; Perspectives on Impact; Performativity but Little that Was Anti-, Progressive or Critical; Careerism and a 'New' Collegiality; Research Quality, Teaching and Impact; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6 Conclusion: A Return to Education; Abstract
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319957227
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1048895866
  • (OCoLC)1048895866

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