Is It Possible to Assess Progress in Science?

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BÖGNER, Isabel, Jessica PETERSEN, Alfred KIESER, 2016. Is It Possible to Assess Progress in Science?. In: FROST, Jetta, ed., Fabian HATTKE, ed., Markus REIHLEN, ed.. Multi-Level Governance in Universities. Cham:Springer International Publishing, pp. 215-231. ISBN 978-3-319-81345-5. Available under: doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-32678-8_10

@incollection{Bogner2016-06-04Possi-47007, title={Is It Possible to Assess Progress in Science?}, year={2016}, doi={10.1007/978-3-319-32678-8_10}, number={47}, isbn={978-3-319-81345-5}, address={Cham}, publisher={Springer International Publishing}, series={Higher Education Dynamics}, booktitle={Multi-Level Governance in Universities}, pages={215--231}, editor={Frost, Jetta and Hattke, Fabian and Reihlen, Markus}, author={Bögner, Isabel and Petersen, Jessica and Kieser, Alfred} }

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