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An Analysis of British Music Research as reflected in REF2014 and RAE2008

In this section:

Foreword

The Project and Headline Conclusions

The Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Tables

Methodology and Selection Procedures

Sources

Acknowledgments


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The Project and Headline Conclusions

The Research Excellence Framework (REF), a national assessment exercise carried out in 2014, provides a unique snapshot of music research across British universities and conservatoires. In 2015 the RMA commissioned an analysis of the submissions and a comparison with the similar Research Assessment Exercise in 2008. The analysis reveals for the first time the rich diversity of British music research, as well as some shifting directions:

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