Authors: Bronwyn H Hall, Adam Jaffe
An “indicator” is a set of facts or observations that tells us something meaningful about the underlying phenomenon of interest, in this case science, technology and innovation (henceforth STI). In order to evaluate whether a particular set of facts is a good indicator, or to determine whether there are indicators we should have that we do not, we need to consider in some detail what makes a particular set of facts meaningful.
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