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Evaluation and innovation: an antagonistic pair?
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-21, 12:21 authored by DAgostino, F, Jeffery MalpasJeffery Malpas
Picking up on Olof Hallonsten's contention that contemporary science evaluation is 'mostly counterproductive', we argue that the contemporary focus on evaluation is antagonistic to innovation or novelty in science, even though innovation is one of the values that evaluation is often supposed to support. In arguing for the antagonistic relation between evaluation and innovation, we consider arguments from the nature of audit and the situational logic of scientific practice.
Publication titleSocial Science Information
Department/SchoolSchool of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences
PublisherSage Publications Ltd
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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