Re-assessing the science - society relation: The case of the US National Science Foundation's broader impacts merit review criterion (1997 - 2011)

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Article discussing research on re-assessing the science to society relation and the case of the U.S. National Science Foundation's broader impacts merit review criterion from 1997 to 2011.

Creator(s): Holbrook, J. Britt
Creation Date: 2012
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Holbrook, J. Britt

University of North Texas

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Publisher Name: Elsevier Science Ltd.
Place of Publication: [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
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  • Creation: 2012
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Article discussing research on re-assessing the science to society relation and the case of the U.S. National Science Foundation's broader impacts merit review criterion from 1997 to 2011.

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Abstract: In 2005, I published the first scholarly article on the US National Science Foundation's Broader Impacts Merit Review Criterion. In the intervening years, much has happened, both in terms of scholarship on the Broader Impacts Criterion and in terms of the Broader Impacts Criterion itself. Here, I revisit that original article, answering some questions, filling in some blanks, expanding some bits, contracting others, updating and generally rethinking the whole thing. The National Science Board has also rethought the Broader Impacts Criterion, and 2011 marks the gestation, if not the birth, of a much different criterion, a sort of Broader Impacts Criterion and about the dialectic between the values of autonomy and accountability in the science - society relation.

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22 p.

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Keyword(s): U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) | merit reviews | peer reviews | broader impacts | scientific autonomy | scientific accountability | philosophy of science policies | metrics
Source: Technology in Society, 2005, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Ltd., pp. 437-451
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc77119
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Publication Title: Techonology in Society
Volume: 27
Issue: 4
Page Start: 437
Page End: 451
Pages: 22
Peer Reviewed: Yes