Why metrics can (and should?) be used in the Social Sciences

Just like myself, John Mingers has long been interested in the respective merits of peer review and metrics. Hence, he asked a group of key people to debate this very topic at an all-day even at Kent Business School on the 30th of May. I was very happy to be part of this illustrous company. The twitter feed is here.

 

The full presentation is available here, but here is a taster summarizing the main conclusions.