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Research Selectivity and the
Destruction of Authentic
Scholarship? The View from the
(semi) Periphery
Simon Warren, NUI Ga...
Research
selectivity –
Ireland
Selection as the
Struggle for
Visibility
• Global
• Institutional
• Individual
Global University
Rankings
National
Auditin...
NIAMH’S STORY
• PRIVATE TROUBLES/PUBLIC ISSUES
• TRANSFORMING DISCIPLINARY PRACTICE
• EPISTEMIC VIOLENCE
…publishing what I
think is important,
where I think it is
important..
…and you have to make
decisions all the time: is
it something you want to
devote your time to, is it
going to be worth you...
…the system keeps
everybody in a constant
state of anxiety,
trying to meet sometimes
reasonable, but often
undreasonable t...
If I was to look at the ratio over the last ten
years in my own academic writing life, the
balance between writing in Iris...
What I am publishing in English language
outlets is a synopsis, a précis, a general
overview of the real work I do, publis...
Silenced societies are, of
course, societies in which
talking and writing take place
but which are not heard in the
planet...
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Research Selectivity and the Destruction of Authentic Scholarship? The View from the (Semi) Periphery

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Paper presented to the European Conference on Educational Research, University College Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Research Selectivity and the Destruction of Authentic Scholarship? The View from the (Semi) Periphery

  1. 1. Research Selectivity and the Destruction of Authentic Scholarship? The View from the (semi) Periphery Simon Warren, NUI Galway Marcin Starnawski, Dolnośląska Szkoła Wyższa (University of Lower Silesia) Marcin Gołębniak, Dolnośląska Szkoła Wyższa (University of Lower Silesia)
  2. 2. Research selectivity – Ireland
  3. 3. Selection as the Struggle for Visibility • Global • Institutional • Individual Global University Rankings National Auditing and Differential/Co mpetitive Funding – HEA Compact/REF Institutional Audit
  4. 4. NIAMH’S STORY • PRIVATE TROUBLES/PUBLIC ISSUES • TRANSFORMING DISCIPLINARY PRACTICE • EPISTEMIC VIOLENCE
  5. 5. …publishing what I think is important, where I think it is important..
  6. 6. …and you have to make decisions all the time: is it something you want to devote your time to, is it going to be worth your while, will it be regarded in your home institution as being worthy of your time...
  7. 7. …the system keeps everybody in a constant state of anxiety, trying to meet sometimes reasonable, but often undreasonable targets across so many different arenas of academic activity...
  8. 8. If I was to look at the ratio over the last ten years in my own academic writing life, the balance between writing in Irish and writing in English, writing in English for international academic publishers, and writing and producing material for local publishers, it’s definitiely the direction of English, definitely the pull is towards international publishers rather than Irish publishes; and the presumption there is that it is superior.
  9. 9. What I am publishing in English language outlets is a synopsis, a précis, a general overview of the real work I do, published in places with very small readerships which [instiutional managers] completeley devalue and the system compels you to devalue.
  10. 10. Silenced societies are, of course, societies in which talking and writing take place but which are not heard in the planetary production of knowledge managed from the local histories and local languages of the ‘silencing’ [the dominant powers]

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