Vick D, Murray A, Little G & Campbell K (1998) The Perceptions of Academic Lawyers Concerning the Effects of the United Kingdom's Research Assessment Exercise. Journal of Law and Society, 25 (4), pp. 536-561. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-6478.00102
In this article, the authors analyse quantitative and qualitative data compiled from a large-scale postal survey of legal academics concerning the United Kingdom's Research Assessment Exercise. The purpose of the study was to measure the attitudes of academic lawyers affected by the RAE rating process and institutional responses to that process. The study reveals that a substantial number of respondents lack faith in the objectivity of the rating process, believe institutional responses to the RAE have caused damage to academic working environments, and perceive that the RAE has failed to improve the quality of legal research.
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