Stanford

Six principles for assessing scientists for hiring, promotion, and tenure

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/06/2018 - 8:00pm in

The negative consequences of relying too heavily on metrics to assess research quality are well known, potentially fostering practices harmful to scientific research such as p-hacking, salami science, or selective reporting. The “flourish or perish” culture defined by these metrics in turn drives the system of career advancement in academia, a system that empirical evidence has shown to be problematic […]