Bridging the Evaluation Gap

Engaging Science, Technology, and Society

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Field Value
 
Title Bridging the Evaluation Gap
 
Creator Wouters, Paul
 
Subject
evaluation; performativity; citation analysis; impact
 
Description Paul Wouters’ essay is concerned with bridging the gap between what we value in our academic work and how we are assessed in formal evaluation exercises. He reflects on the recent evaluation of his own center, and reminds us that it is productive to see evaluations not as the (obviously impossible) attempt to produce a true representation of past work, but rather as the exploration and performance of “who one wants to be.” Reflecting on why STS should do more than just play along to survive in the indicator game, he suggests that our field should contribute to changing its very rules. In this endeavor, the attitude and sensibilities developed in our field may be more important than any specific theoretical concepts or methodologies. 
 
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

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://estsjournal.org/article/view/115
10.17351/ests2017.115
 
Source Engaging Science, Technology, and Society; Vol 3 (2017); 108-118
2413-8053
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://estsjournal.org/article/view/115/72
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Paul Wouters
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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