Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Co-existing Notions of Research Quality: A framework to study context-specific understandings of good research
Philosophy and History, KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science, Technology and Environment.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2864-2315
2019 (English)In: Minerva, ISSN 0026-4695, p. 1-23Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Notions of research quality are contextual in many respects: they varybetween fields of research, between review contexts and between policy contexts.Yet, the role of these co-existing notions in research, and in research policy, ispoorly understood. In this paper we offer a novel framework to study and understandresearch quality across three key dimensions. First, we distinguish betweenquality notions that originate in research fields (Field-type) and in research policyspaces (Space-type). Second, drawing on existing studies, we identify three attributes(often) considered important for ‘good research’: its originality/novelty, plausibility/reliability, and value or usefulness. Third, we identify five different sites wherenotions of research quality emerge, are contested and institutionalised: researchersthemselves, knowledge communities, research organisations, funding agencies andnational policy arenas. We argue that the framework helps us understand processesand mechanisms through which ‘good research’ is recognised as well as tensionsarising from the co-existence of (potentially) conflicting quality notions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. p. 1-23
Keywords [en]
Research quality notions, Research policy, Research fields, Research organisations, Knowledge communities
National Category
History
Research subject
History of Science, Technology and Environment
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-256540DOI: 10.1007/s11024-019-09385-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-256540DiVA, id: diva2:1346432
Note

QC 20190903

Available from: 2019-08-27 Created: 2019-08-27 Last updated: 2019-09-03Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(489 kB)30 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 489 kBChecksum SHA-512
4659585ede82bc08f42fa429b0d43f79e8bd62679762de988ddcfeeeddbf40f68cdd9e1feff1b82558d93fe90c090bc425d2b362c7154804e76cfab7c8630278
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Langfeldt, LivNedeva, MariaSörlin, SverkerThomas, Duncan A.
By organisation
History of Science, Technology and Environment
History

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 30 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 42 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf