Topic 1: Scholars’ perceptions of research quality and quality criteria

By 30 October 2016
Researcher: Mišo Dokmanović
Researcher`s institution: Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia
Host institution: FORS, Lausanne, Switzerland; Host: Michael Ochsner
Period of stsm: 23.01.2017 - 03.02.2017
Funds approved: €2,500

Topic 1: Scholars’ perceptions of research quality and quality criteria

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Host institutions: FORS, located at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), is the Swiss Competence Centre for Social Sciences and is specialised in the development and implementation of surveys, survey methodology and in management and archiving of social science data. The Professorship for Social Psychology and Research of Higher Education at the ETH Zurich is an internationally distinguished institute for bibliometrics and research evaluation. Michael Ochsner is responsible in the Action for the conceptual frameworks of SSH research evaluation and affiliated with both institutions.

Objectives: through the visit to Lausanne (and perhaps Zurich) to implement and analyse a survey regarding quality perceptions of SSH scholars in the applicant’s country that is comparable to the previous surveys conducted at ETH Zurich. The implementation of the survey takes place at Lausanne (and at the applicant’s university or in his or her country). The analysis will be in cooperation with ETH Zurich (either including a visit to Zurich or through remote collaboration).

Special criteria for this STSM: the applicant has knowledge of the organisation of SSH research in his or her country and thus be able to identify all SSH scholars working at (all or a selection of) the universities in his or her country. The applicant is able to fluidly communicate and write in English as well as in his or her country’s language(s).

Results: A survey and data ready for analysis. Form the base for a prolonged collaboration with the host institutions leading to at least one joint publication with Michael Ochsner and Sven E. Hug.

Practical details:

Working group: WG1 (conceptual frameworks for SSH research evaluation)

Duration: between two weeks and one month

Location: FORS, Lausanne (and maybe ETH Zurich), Switzerland

Contact: Michael Ochsner (