We need to think about the broader implications


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Hi all, a short post I put up on Linked in in early February has had a lot of engagement https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dann...ng-a-review-activity-7161628568458919936-w5w0:

"It has not been a good couple of months when it comes to the perception of robustness/rigour of research. I keep half an eye on this type of thing, and the calling out seems to be getting louder (in the literature, in the mainstream media and on social media). For just a taste see below.

The common feature? The reliance on citation counts for the evaluation of academic promotions and grants, the national evaluation of institutions and the international 'ranking' of universities. It's lazy and dangerous and we are already seeing the signs of implosion. ...</snip>"