Performance indicators used in performance-based research funding systems (Performance-based Funding for Public Research in Tertiary Education Institutions: Workshop Proceedings)

This chapter focuses on the different types of indicators used in performance-based research funding systems. The indicators are classified into three groups: first-order indicators, related to inputs, processes, structures, outputs and effects; second-order indicators, which tend to be summary indexes; and third-order indicators, which involve peer review. It analyses their strengths and weaknesses and how they are used in national systems.
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