1887

n South African Journal of Higher Education - The principle of an NRF rating system for the humanities and social sciences : ameliorating

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-3487
USD

 

Abstract

The National Research Foundation (NRF) is proposing to introduce a ratings system for the humanities and social sciences comparable to that which pertains in the natural sciences. The article welcomes this development, and argues for full and open consultation with the research community regarding appropriate ratings criteria. These should take a clear view of the social mission of the humanities and social sciences, and require that researchers demonstrate the public impact of their work. The article urges greater awareness of the necessity of building a national community of intellect, and more critical scrutiny of the purpose and impact of international recognition as a criterion of research performance in the social sciences and humanities.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/high/16/2/EJC36914
2002-01-01
2017-07-21

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error