The Evaluation of Research and the Evolution of Science Indicators. Current Science, 89(9), 2005, 1510-1517.

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105960
Title:
The Evaluation of Research and the Evolution of Science Indicators. Current Science, 89(9), 2005, 1510-1517.
Author:
Leydesdorff, Loet
Citation:
The Evaluation of Research and the Evolution of Science Indicators. Current Science, 89(9), 2005, 1510-1517. 2005,
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105960
Submitted date:
2006-10-25
Abstract:
Research evaluation is based on a representation of the research. Improving the quality of the representations cannot prevent the indicators from being provided with meaning by a receiving discourse different from the research system(s) under study. Since policy decisions affect the systems under study, this configuration generates a tension that has been driving the further development of science indicators since World War II. The article discusses historically the emergence of science indicators and some of the methodological problems involved. More recent developments have been induced by the emergence of the European Union as a supra-national level of policy coordination and by the Internet as a global medium of communication. As science, technology, and innovation policies develop increasingly at various levels and with different objectives, the evaluative discourses can be expected to differentiate with reference to the discourses in which they are enrolled.
Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Keywords:
Science Technology Studies

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dc.contributor.authorLeydesdorff, Loeten_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-10-25T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:37:25Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-10-25en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Evaluation of Research and the Evolution of Science Indicators. Current Science, 89(9), 2005, 1510-1517. 2005,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105960-
dc.description.abstractResearch evaluation is based on a representation of the research. Improving the quality of the representations cannot prevent the indicators from being provided with meaning by a receiving discourse different from the research system(s) under study. Since policy decisions affect the systems under study, this configuration generates a tension that has been driving the further development of science indicators since World War II. The article discusses historically the emergence of science indicators and some of the methodological problems involved. More recent developments have been induced by the emergence of the European Union as a supra-national level of policy coordination and by the Internet as a global medium of communication. As science, technology, and innovation policies develop increasingly at various levels and with different objectives, the evaluative discourses can be expected to differentiate with reference to the discourses in which they are enrolled.en_US
dc.format.mimetypehtmen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectScience Technology Studiesen_US
dc.titleThe Evaluation of Research and the Evolution of Science Indicators. Current Science, 89(9), 2005, 1510-1517.en_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
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