Instituted in 2004, the Czech Republic research assessment has since changed on an annual basis. In this paper I examine how researchers in the Czech Republic negotiate research assessment. Using the concept of epistemic living spaces (Felt & Fochler, 2010; Felt, 2009), I first set in context the Czech research assessment system and second explore the micro-politics of resistance in which researchers engage in their daily conduct. Empirically, I draw on individual and group interviews carried out with Czech researchers in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, analyses of science policy documents including the Methodology for Evaluating Research, Development and Innovation Results, as well as public debates relating to research assessment, such as blogs and newspaper articles. The interviews were carried out between 2007 and 2010. Additional sources of data include participant observation at public events and seminars on the research and development system reform, research assessment and audit of the Czech system of research, development and innovation gathered between 2009 and 2011.
Unable to resist: Researchers’ responses to research assessment in the Czech Republic
Linková, Marcela. 2014. „Unable to resist: Researchers’ responses to research assessment in the Czech Republic.“ Human Affairs: Postdisciplinary Humanities & Social Sciences Quarterly 24 (1): 78-88. Dostupné z: http://link.springer.com/article/10.2478/s13374-014-0207-z.