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Handbook on Research Assessment in the Social Sciences

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Handbook on Research Assessment in the Social Sciences

9781800372542 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Tim C.E. Engels, Senior Administrator, Head of Research Affairs and Innovation, University of Antwerp, Belgium and Emanuel Kulczycki, Professor of Scholarly Communication, Head of Scholarly Communication Research Group, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
Publication Date: April 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 254 2 Extent: c 560 pp
This Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of current developments, issues and good practices regarding assessment in social science research. It pays particular attention to the challenges in evaluation policies in the social sciences, as well as to the specificities of publishing in the area.

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of current developments, issues and good practices regarding assessment in social science research. It pays particular attention to the challenges in evaluation policies in the social sciences, as well as to the specificities of publishing in the area.

The Handbook discusses the current societal challenges facing researchers, from digital societies, to climate change and sustainability, to trust in democratic societies. Chapters provide ways to strengthen research assessment in the social sciences for the better, by offering a diverse range of experiences and views of experts from all continents. The Handbook also outlines major data sources that can be used to assess social sciences research, as well as looking at key dimensions of research quality in the social sciences including journal peer review, the issue of identifying research quality, and gender disparities in social science research.

This book will be an essential read for scholars interested in research assessment in the social sciences. It will also be useful to policy makers looking to understand the key position of the social sciences in science and society and provide appropriate frameworks for key societal challenges.
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‘The Handbook provides an overview of current developments, points of attention, specificities and good practices regarding the assessment of social sciences research, including professional communication and societal interaction. Chapters show how the evaluation and funding procedures in general can be improved to appropriately represent social science research. With the editors, I hope that this collection of chapters on research assessment in the social sciences will have a great impact and inspire researchers, evaluators, funders and policy makers worldwide.’
– Ronald Rousseau, KU Leuven, Belgium
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Contributors include: Tommaso Agnoloni, Juan Pablo Alperin, Maria Teresa Biagetti, Andrea Bonaccorsi, Stefan P.L. De Jong, Gemma Derrick, Güleda Doğan, Sanam Ebrahimzadeh, Tim C.E. Engels, Joshua Eykens, Aldis Gedutis, Elea Giménez Toledo, Raf Guns, Gaby Haddow, Stefanie Haustein, Diana Hicks, Jon Holm, Marek Hołowiecki, Ying Huang, Kimberley R. Isset, Nataša Jermen, Emanuel Kulczycki, Mikael Laakso, Ruinan Li, Xiaoting Liu, Lai Ma, Reetta Muhonen, Michael Ochsner, Ginevra Peruginelli, Janne Pölönen, Ad Prins, Leandro Rodriguez-Medina, Elias Sanz-Casado, Marco Seeber, Linda Sīle, Gunnar Sivertsen, Jack Spaapen, Jadranka Stojanovski, Mengting Sun, Zehra Taşkın, Silje Tellmann, Thed van Leeuwen, Marc Vanholsbeeck, Hebe Vessuri, Lin Zhang
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