Responsible metrics: One size doesn’t fit all

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Responsible metrics: One size doesn’t fit all

Type: Article in monograph or in proceedings
Title: Responsible metrics: One size doesn’t fit all
Author: Waltman L.
Journal Title: STI 2018 Conference Proceedings
Start Page: 526
End Page: 531
Publisher: Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
Issue Date: 2018-09-11
Keywords: Scientometrics
Abstract: Responsible use of scientometrics in research evaluations is heavily debated. My aim in this opinion paper is to draw attention to the importance of distinguishing between different evaluative settings. Principles for responsible use of scientometrics are dependent on the nature of the evaluative setting. What is responsible in one setting may not be responsible at all in a different setting. Recognizing that there is no one size that fits all leads to insights that may help to enhance responsible use of scientometrics. To illustrate the importance of distinguishing between different evaluative settings, my focus is on the distinction between micro-level and macro-level research evaluation.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/65307
 

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