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Comparing the 1996 and 2001 research selectivity exercises in respect of social work

McLaughlin, H, Lawson, J and Shardlow, SM 2007, 'Comparing the 1996 and 2001 research selectivity exercises in respect of social work' , Social Work Education, 26 (2) , pp. 176-193.

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Abstract

This article compares the outcomes of the 1996 and 2001 research selectivity exercises in respect of their impact upon the discipline of social work in the United Kingdom. Material in respect of the 1996 RAE is principally derived from the study by Lyons and Orme; in respect of the 2001 RAE the material is derived from the study conducted by Salford Centre for Social Work Research. Key findings of the comparison between the RAE 1996 and 2001 reveal the continuation of an upward drift in gradings; that pre-1992 universities have improved their position by achieving higher results; and a reduction in the gap between preand post-1992 universities. The findings also suggest that institutions have become better players of the RAE ‘game’. There is also evidence of an increased dissatisfaction with the RAE process and outcome between the two RAE exercises.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: RAE; Social Work Research; Research Selectivity
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Journal or Publication Title: Social Work Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0261-5479
Depositing User: H McLaughlin
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2009 10:22
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:59
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/2331

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