National Research Evaluation Systems and the Social Sciences

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Title
National Research Evaluation Systems and the Social Sciences
Title of the book
Handbook on Research Assessment in the Social Sciences
Author(s)
Ochsner Michael, Peruginelli Ginevra
Publisher
Edward Elgar
ISBN
9781800372542
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/04/2022
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Editor
Engels Tim C. E., Kulczycki Emanuel
Chapter
26
Pages
416-433
Language
english
Abstract
Many countries have introduced national evaluation exercises. The methods commonly applied have been developed for the natural and life sciences and are criticized for being ill-adapted to the social sciences. After giving an overview of different classifications of countries’ evaluation procedures, we present an empirically derived typology of national research evaluation systems that takes into account whether adaptations to disciplinary specificities, such as social sciences knowledge production and dissemination practices, are considered. The analysis shows that national evaluation systems are diverse and complex combinations of research evaluation practices at the national, regional and institutional level, including the influence of the international level on research funding of projects and careers. We conclude that diversity rather than standardisation in evaluation practices is key to reach the aim of evaluation: to provide researchers and university administrators with a tool to improve their organisation and research practice.
Keywords
research evaluation, evaluation systems, country comparison, social sciences and humanities, public management, performance-based research funding
Funding(s)
European Commission / H2020 / CA15137
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