|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1377-8|
The report reconstructs the history of research on the monetary valuation of road safety by applying the methodology of scientific research programmes as developed by Imre Lakatos. This theory of science is found to be highly applicable to the history of valuation research. It can explain why research continues in a field, even if findings are very widely dispersed and to a large extent contradict the theoretical foundations of empirical research. The theoretical foundations have been partly reformulated, so that findings that original contradicted theory no longer are seen as doing so.