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The Evaluation of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities

Lessons from the Italian Experience

Editors: Bonaccorsi, Andrea (Ed.)

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  • Examines very important issues in research evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Presents a systemic review of theoretical issues influencing the evaluation of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Paints a broad and colorful picture of the Italian research assessment and its debate in Italy from many disciplines
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About this book

This book examines very important issues in research evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities. It is based on recent experiences carried out in Italy (2011-2015) in the fields of research assessment, peer review, journal classification, and construction of indicators, and presents a systematic review of theoretical issues influencing the evaluation of Social Sciences and Humanities. Several chapters analyse original data made available through research assessment exercises. Other chapters are the result of dedicated and independent research carried out in 2014-2015 aimed at addressing some of the debated and open issues, for example in the evaluation of books, the use of Library Catalog Analysis or Google Scholar, the definition of research quality criteria on internationalization, as well as opening the way to innovative indicators. The book is therefore a timely and important contribution to the international debate. 

About the authors

Professor Bonaccorsi is an applied economist with a strong record of publications in the fields of economics of science, higher education, and quantitative research evaluation. He has pioneered the field of microdata on European higher education institutions (HEIs), started with the Aquameth and Eumida projects and culminated in the ETER platform, supported by Eurostat and DG EAC for the disaggregated analysis of individual HEIs in Europe.He has been member of the RISE expert group, the leading group of economists supporting the European Commissioner for Research. He has been member of the Board of ANVUR in the period 2011-2015.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Towards an Epistemic Approach to Evaluation in SSH

    Pages 1-29

    Bonaccorsi, Andrea

  • Mapping the Role of the Book in Evaluation at the Individual and Department Level in Italian SSH. A Multisource Analysis

    Pages 33-53

    Faggiolani, Chiara (et al.)

  • Guidelines for Peer Review. A Survey of International Practices

    Pages 55-69

    Capaccioni, Andrea (et al.)

  • Peer Review in Social Sciences and Humanities. Addressing the Interpretation of Quality Criteria

    Pages 71-101

    Bonaccorsi, Andrea

  • Research Quality Evaluation: The Case of Legal Studies

    Pages 103-129

    Peruginelli, Ginevra (et al.)

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88620-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Evaluation of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities
Book Subtitle
Lessons from the Italian Experience
Editors
  • Andrea Bonaccorsi
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68554-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68554-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68553-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88620-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 416
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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