Using the methodology of scientific research programmes for the evaluation of scientific research activities


  • prof. PhDr. František Ochrana, DrSc. Institut sociologických studií, Fakulta sociálních věd, Univerzita Karlova v Praze
  • PhDr. Vilém Novotný, PhD. Institut sociologických studií, Fakulta sociálních věd, Univerzita Karlova v Praze



Lakatos, scientific research programme, evaluation of outputs and results of scientific research programme, efficiency of science policy


The article examines the Lakatos methodology of scientific research programmes. This methodology is also inspiring to evaluate the effects of scientific research programmes. The scientific research programme is a production unit. The production unit (e.g. scientist, research team) produces outputs and results. The proposed system model shows the ways and forms in which it is possible to detect the effects of scientific research programmes and how to carry out their ex post evaluation. The proposed procedure can thus help to make science policy more effective.


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How to Cite

Ochrana, F., & Novotný, V. (2021). Using the methodology of scientific research programmes for the evaluation of scientific research activities. Socio-Economic and Humanities Studies, 13(1), 67–86.