Playing the Indicator Game: Reflections on Strategies to Position an STS Group in a Multi-disciplinary Environment

Engaging Science, Technology, and Society

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Title Playing the Indicator Game: Reflections on Strategies to Position an STS Group in a Multi-disciplinary Environment
 
Creator Bal, Roland
 
Subject STS
performance management; research policy
 
Description Roland Bal analyzes the strategies his research group developed to deal with the interlinked dynamics of research evaluation in a multi-disciplinary institutional environment characteristic of much STS research. Scholars in such environments constantly need to navigate and negotiate the standards of evaluation, in complex choreographies of cooperation and competition with other disciplinary groups. Bal describes strategies his group has successfully used, and how these strategies have both shifted the way research quality is assessed within the department as well as changed the way his group works and publishes. In conclusion, he describes performance management systems and research practices as co-constituted and calls for a debate on which forms of evaluation infrastructures allow for better ways of doing research in STS.
 
Publisher The Society for Social Studies of Science
 
Contributor
 
Date 2017-02-17
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
auto-ethnography
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://estsjournal.org/article/view/111
10.17351/ests2017.111
 
Source Engaging Science, Technology, and Society; Vol 3 (2017); 41-52
2413-8053
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://estsjournal.org/article/view/111/66
 
Coverage The Netherlands
2007-present
auto-ethnography
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Roland Bal
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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