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What makes research excellent? Digging into the measures aimed at quantifying and promoting research excellence

Pustovrh, Toni (2016) What makes research excellent? Digging into the measures aimed at quantifying and promoting research excellence. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (21 Apr 2016). Website.

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Abstract

“Research excellence” is a tricky concept in theory and arguably trickier to capture in practice. Toni Pustovrh shares findings from a recent study which looks at how research is currently quantified and evaluated in Slovenia. In-depth interviews with scientists reveal a variety of views on the concept and the current mechanisms in place. The analysis suggests that neither a predominantly peer-review based evaluation system, nor one based mainly on quantitative metrics will ever be the best solution, as both have their inherent problems. As one survey respondent notes, “numerics do not reveal the content”.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of Social Sciences © CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 11:04
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2020 00:35
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66715

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