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Lecture | Research Seminar

CA-OS Research Seminar | Researcher Meets Indicator

Date
4 March 2019
Time
Series
CADS Research Seminars
Location
Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room
5A37

Researcher Meets Indicator. On the Relations Between Evaluative Metrics, Epistemic Priorities and Scholarly Identity Formation in Contemporary Academic Settings. 

Abstract

In this talk, Prof. de Rijcke will address how certain notions of academic quality and societal relevance, as materialized in indicators, are affecting the concrete practices of knowledge production and the socio-temporal organization of academic work in different disciplines.

Bio

Sarah de Rijcke is Professor of Science and Evaluation Studies and Scientific Director at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University. She joined the Centre for Science & Technology Studies (CWTS) in the Spring of 2011, where she is currently Professor in Science and Evaluation Studies and Deputy Director of the institute. The work of her research group focuses on a) developing a theoretical framework on the politics of contemporary research assessment; b) gaining a deep empirical understanding on how formal and informal evaluation practices are re-shaping academic knowledge production; c) contributing to shaping contemporary debates on responsible research evaluation and metrics uses (including policy implications). This program is situated at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies and the sociology and anthropology of science.

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