Getting our hands dirty: why academics should design metrics and address the lack of transparency

Chris Elsden, Sebastian Mellor, Rob Comber

Metrics in academia are often an opaque mess, filled with biases and ill-judged assumptions that are used in overly deterministic ways. By getting involved with their design, academics can productively push metrics in a more transparent direction. Using the metric of grant income, ResViz shows a chord diagram of academic collaboration and aims to encourage a multiplicity of interpretations.

Author: Mark Sleightholm

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