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Knowledge Assessment in the Agora

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The internal scientific evaluation of knowledge claims done by peer review is todayhas for the last20 years been supplemented by new methods of knowledge assessment. These methods are usuallytaken from other sectors such as the public administration and the corporate sector. Because of theirdifferent backgrounds compared to the peer review method, it is necessary to critically examinethem in relation to assessment of quality. But this also calls for a new understanding of science andknowledge. The article starts by briefly explaining this new understanding, before going into moredetails on the new methods of knowledge assessment and the perspectives behind them.

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Frode Frederiksen, Finn Hansson, Søren Wenneberg

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