Playing the Indicator Game
Reflections on Strategies to Position an STS Group in a Multi-disciplinary Environment
Roland Bal analyzes the strategies his research group developed to deal with the interlinked
dynamics of research evaluation in a multi-disciplinary institutional environment characteristic
of much STS research. Scholars in such environments constantly need to navigate and negotiate
the standards of evaluation, in complex choreographies of cooperation and competition with
other disciplinary groups.
Bal describes strategies his group has successfully used, and how these strategies have both shifted the way research quality is assessed within the department as well as changed the way his group works and publishes. In conclusion, he describes performance management systems and research practices as co-constituted and calls for a debate on which forms of evaluation infrastructures allow for better ways of doing research in STS.
|Keywords||performance management, research policy|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.17351/ests2017.111, hdl.handle.net/1765/97814|
|Journal||Engaging Science, Technology, and Society|
Bal, R.A. (2017). Playing the Indicator Game. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, 3, 41–52. doi:10.17351/ests2017.111