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Section 6-1

Introducing the HuMetricsHSS Values Framework

HuMetricsHSS (Humane Metrics in the Humanities and Social Sciences) was established to assist scholars and scholarly organizations in establishing a values-based approach to guide all kinds of scholarly processes through workshops and interactive tools. 

The HuMetricsHSS initiative seeks to help organizations, groups, and individuals explore their own values and create values-based frameworks to guide their scholarly work and to engage others in negotiating and navigating values in conflict. The goal is not to apply the HuMetricsHSS values framework to your work, but to establish your own values framework from which to approach scholarly processes. 

By using values-based activities, groups and individuals can think through ways in which their values can be applied to various scholarly processes, from editing a journal to creating an exhibit or digital project. The HuMetricsHSS Workshop Kit provides exercises that include process analysis and values card sorting, and the Values Sorter allows users to surface questions to ask themselves and advice on how to approach a number of scholarly processes. 

This OER was supported by a grant from the Scholarly Communication Notebook.

Last updated 2023-04-21.