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Prometheus assessed?

Abstract:

We outline the key arguments of the book, before comparing bibliometric, panel review and decentralised models. We then argue that the philosophy and sociology of science provide considerable illumination to the problems of research assessment, before outlining in greater detail the structure of the book and the key topics and arguments of its chapters.

Key words

research assessment

panel review

citation analysis

peer review

philosophy of science

sociology of science

Popper

fallibilism

Lakatos

Feyerabend

Foucault

social science

positivism

hermeneutics

Prometheus assessed? The commonly used Promethean metaphor – perhaps cliché – of science as a creative, innovative, changing, and even explosive force, always ...

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