[Sigmetrics] Research assessment in the humanities - towards criteria and procedures

Björn Hammarfelt bjorn.hammarfelt at hb.se
Mon Apr 25 03:38:19 EDT 2016

*Research Assessment in the Humanities - Towards Criteria and Procedures*

Editors: Ochsner, Michael, Hug, Sven E., Daniel, Hans-Dieter (Eds.)

This book analyzes and discusses the recent developments for measuring 
research quality in social sciences and the humanities. Research 
assessments in the humanities are highly controversial and the 
evaluation of humanities research is delicate. While citation-based 
research performance indicators are widely used in the natural and life 
sciences, quantitative measures for research performance meet strong 
opposition in the humanities. This volume combines the presentation of 
state-of-the-art projects on research assessments in the humanities by 
humanities scholars themselves with a description of the evaluation of 
humanities research in practice presented by research funders. 
Bibliometric issues concerning humanities research complete the 
exhaustive analysis of humanities research assessment. The selection of 
authors is well-balanced between humanities scholars, research funders, 
and researchers on higher education. Hence, the edited volume succeeds 
in painting a comprehensive picture of research evaluation in the 
humanities. This book is valuable to university and science policy 
makers, university administrators, research evaluators, bibliometricians 
as well as humanities scholars who seek expert knowledge in research 
evaluation in the humanities.

Available online: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-29016-4

Björn Hammarfelt, PhD
Lektor / Senior lecturer
Bibliotekshögskolan / Swedish School of Library and Information Science
Högskolan i Borås / University of Borås
Visiting scholar at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) Leiden University
E- mail:bjorn.hammarfelt at hb.se; b.m.s.hammarfelt at cwts.leidenuniv.nl
Work: 033-435 40 00
Cell: (0046)-737277921

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