Interdisciplinarity in research evaluation

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Huutoniemi , K I & Rafols , I 2017 , Interdisciplinarity in research evaluation . in R Frodeman , J T Klein & R C D S Pacheco (eds) , Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity . 2nd edn , Oxford University Press , Oxford .

Title: Interdisciplinarity in research evaluation
Author: Huutoniemi, Katri Ilona; Rafols, Ismael
Editor: Frodeman, Robert; Klein, Julie Thompson; Pacheco, Roberto Carlos Dos Santos
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Social Policy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: 2017
Belongs to series: Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity
ISBN: 9780198733522
Abstract: The evaluation of interdisciplinary research is complicated by ambiguity about what interdisciplinarity is and what it should be. The question is topical, as evaluation plays an important role in how science is being shaped and changed today. The chapter performs a meta-analysis of the concept of interdisciplinarity in research evaluation, and gives an epistemic account of what would be involved in such evaluations. First, it discusses the various ways interdisciplinarity can add value to the disciplinary organization of academia and their respective implications for research evaluation. Second, it provides tools for mapping and measuring these value-added properties and illustrates what kind of evidence they can convey to research evaluations. The combined examination of values and indicators enables a more differentiated understanding of what exactly to look at when evaluating interdisciplinary research—and more generally, how to design research evaluations from an interdisciplinary point of view.
Subject: 5142 Social policy

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