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It Is Time to Move Research Expenditures to the Denominator in University Metrics
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- Joshua M. Pearce, “It is Time to Move Research Expenditures to the Denominator in University Metrics”, Academe 100(6), November-December 2014. open access pre-print
- Joshua M. Pearce, “One Way Ranking with Research Expenditures Slows Scientific Progress”, Academe Blog, November 18, 2014. (More accessible version with hyperlinks)
An unintended consequence of using “research expenditures” as a figure of merit for universities is to reduce the research output per dollar invested by discouraging the diffusion of superior, lower-cost, open-source scientific equipment.