The Agora and the Role of Research Evaluation

Lars Frode Frederiksen, Finn Hansson, Søren Barlebo Wenneberg

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Research evaluation is an activity undergoing change. The traditional peer review system with its focus on scientific content and methodology has long been the backbone of research evaluation, but over the last three decades other criteria and considerations have also been integrated into the evaluation of science. The paper investigates how recent societal developments - epitomized by the concept of the agora - influence research evaluations and how we perceive them. Are they still grounded in a scientific rationale, or are they more to be understood as a result of a social rationale?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
PublisherDepartment of Management, Politics and Philosophy, CBS
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)8791181321
Publication statusPublished - 2002
SeriesMPP Working Paper


  • Research evaluation
  • Agora
  • Peer review
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Contextualisation
  • Social and economic issues

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