The future of research assessment in the humanities: bottom-up assessment procedures

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_5193F43A84E6
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The future of research assessment in the humanities: bottom-up assessment procedures
Périodique
Palgrave Communications
Auteur(s)
Ochsner Michael, Hug Sven, Galleron Ioana
ISSN
2055-1045
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
21/03/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
3
Pages
17020
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Research assessment in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) is delicate. Assessment procedures meet strong criticisms from SSH scholars and bibliometric research shows that the methods that are usually applied are ill-adapted to SSH research. While until recently research on assessment in the SSH disciplines focused on the deficiencies of the current assessment methods, we present some European initiatives that take a bottom-up approach. They focus on research practices in SSH and reflect on how to assess SSH research with its own approaches instead of applying and adjusting the methods developed for and in the natural and life sciences. This is an important development because we can learn from previous evaluation exercises that whenever scholars felt that assessment procedures were imposed in a top-down manner without proper adjustments to SSH research, it resulted in boycotts or resistance. Applying adequate evaluation methods not only helps foster a better valorization of SSH research within the research community, among policymakers and colleagues from the natural sciences, but it will also help society to better understand SSH’s contributions to solving major societal challenges. Therefore, taking the time to encourage bottom-up evaluation initiatives should result in being able to better confront the main challenges facing modern society. This article is published as part of a collection on the future of research assessment.
Open Access
Oui
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11/01/2018 12:30
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21/08/2019 5:14
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