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"A number you just can’t get away from”: Characteristics of Adoption and the Social Construction of Metric Use by Researchers

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Publication date2013
Host publicationTranslational twists and turns: Science as a socio-economic endeavour: Proceedings of STI 2013 Berlin.
EditorsSybille Hinze, André Lottmann
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
Pages104-116
Number of pages13
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameTranslational twists and turns: Science as a socio-economic endeavor
ISSN (Print)1864-2799

Abstract

This article analyses why researchers decide to adopt Research Evaluation Metrics (REMs) as part of their role and also investigate other factors that lead them to adopt some REMs and not others.
This research adapts the approach of Rogers (2003 [1962]) and combines qualitative (interview) with quantitative (survey) methodological approaches to analyse two university departments regarding individual researcher adoption, use and opinions of REMs