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Evaluation and innovation: an antagonistic pair?


DAgostino, F and Malpas, J, Evaluation and innovation: an antagonistic pair?, Social Science Information, 60, (3) pp. 345-349. ISSN 0539-0184 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/05390184211018670


Picking up on Olof Hallonsten's contention that contemporary science evaluation is 'mostly counterproductive', we argue that the contemporary focus on evaluation is antagonistic to innovation or novelty in science, even though innovation is one of the values that evaluation is often supposed to support. In arguing for the antagonistic relation between evaluation and innovation, we consider arguments from the nature of audit and the situational logic of scientific practice.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:audit, citation, clustering, disciplinarity, innovation, novelty, situational logic
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Environmental sociology
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:152560
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2022-08-22
Last Modified:2022-08-22

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