On Performance Metrics

Snowball is supposed to get around that by measuring many different things at once. Yet it cannot quantify the attributes that society values most in a university researcher — originality of thinking and the ability to nurture students. Which is not the same as scoring highly in increasingly ubiquitous student questionnaires.

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http://www.nature.com/news/halt-the-avalanche-of-performance-metrics-1.13553

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