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Los resultados del REF2014 del Reino Unido marca el…

Entrada publicada originalmente en el Blok de BiD el día 13 de diciembre de 2017.

Empiezan a aparecer nuevas noticias sobre el REF2021, el ejercicio evaluativo más importante para el sistema científico en el Reino Unido. Se tratará de la segunda ocasión en la que se evalúa a las universidades británicas según el sistema actual. Aprovechando la proximidad de dicho ejercicio, aprovechamos para comentar los resultados de su primera implementación allá en 2014 e introducir algunas reflexiones sobre las importantes novedades que introduce en el sistema de evaluación británico. Read more “Los resultados del REF2014 del Reino Unido marca el camino a seguir en la evaluación científica”

Paper notes

Notes on papers I read this week (I)

Cañibano, C. & Bozeman, B. Curriculum vitae method in science policy and research evaluation: the state-of-the-art. Research Evaluation, 18(2), 86-94

This paper reviews the use of CV analysis in science policy. The value of CVs lies in the fact that they serve as personal services advertisement and the fact that researchers are strongly encouraged to provide timely and accurate data. Until early 1990s CV analysis has been used anecdotally and as complementary. However, the Research Value Mapping programme developed by Bozeman and Rogers among others, has fostered its expansion as a solid methodology. Contrarily to other methodological approaches, CV analysis is characterized by being theory-driven. There are three main research topics in which this method has been applied: Career trajectories, mobility and mapping collective capacity. However, CV analysis is not free of many methodological limitations, namely: availability, heterogeneity, truncation, missing information, and coding inconsistency. They suggest solving part of this problems by complementing the data with other sources such as bibliometric data or survey data. Read more “Notes on papers I read this week (I)”