Evaluation of research in context: an approach and two cases

Stefan P. L. de Jong, Pleun van Arensbergen, Floortje Daemen, Barend van der Meulen, Peter van den Besselaar*

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Abstract

Science is increasingly heterogeneous, posing new questions for research evaluation. How can we evaluate the between scientific and societal quality of research, taking into account differences between research fields and between research groups? In this paper we present the findings of two case studies in fields where societal and scholarly output of research are highly intertwined (architecture and law). We analyze the nature of the two fields in terms of research areas and specific aspects of knowledge dynamics. This results in an approach and indicators for contextual research evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-72
Number of pages12
JournalResearch Evaluation
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • BIBLIOMETRIC INDICATORS
  • CHALLENGES
  • MANAGEMENT
  • ECONOMICS
  • QUALITY
  • SCIENCE

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de Jong, S. P. L., van Arensbergen, P., Daemen, F., van der Meulen, B., & van den Besselaar, P. (2011). Evaluation of research in context: an approach and two cases. Research Evaluation, 20(1), 61-72. https://doi.org/10.3152/095820211X12941371876346