Measuring Academic Research

Measuring Academic Research
Author: Ana Andres
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2009-11-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781780630182

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Measuring Academic Research outlines how to undertake a bibliometric study, a topic of vital importance in academic research today. Scientometrics studies assess scientific productivity and can be applied to all disciplines. Many analyses have been applied in relation to bibliometric studies, but few have shown how to actually carry out the analysis. This book provides a guide on how to develop a bibliometric study, from the first step in which the topic study has to be set, to the analysis and interpretation. A practical and easy to read guide on how to carry out a bibliometric study Gives a wide and up-to-date view about the most common scientometric indexes Analyses are illustrated with multiple and practical examples about their application

Measuring Academic Research

Measuring Academic Research
Author: Ana Andres
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2009-11-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1843345285

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Measuring Academic Research outlines how to undertake a bibliometric study, a topic of vital importance in academic research today. Scientometrics studies assess scientific productivity and can be applied to all disciplines. Many analyses have been applied in relation to bibliometric studies, but few have shown how to actually carry out the analysis. This book provides a guide on how to develop a bibliometric study, from the first step in which the topic study has to be set, to the analysis and interpretation.

Measuring Academic Research

Measuring Academic Research
Author: Ana Andrés
Publsiher: Chandos Pub
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1843345293

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"This book outlines how to undertake a bibliometric study, a topic of vital importance in academic research today. Scientometrics studies scientific productivity and can be applied to all disciplines. Many analyses have been applied in relation to bibliometric studies, but few have shown how to actually carry out the analysis. This book provides a guide on how to develop a bibliometric study, from the first step in which the topic to study has to be set, to the analysis and interpretation. It provides a practical and easy to read guide on how to carry out a bibliometric study; gives a wide and up-to-date view about the most common scientometric indexes; analyses are illustrated with multiple and practical examples about their application; directed at people from many disciplines, who are not necessarily experts in this field." --Publisher.

Measuring Research

Measuring Research
Author: Cassidy R. Sugimoto,Vincent Larivière
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2018
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780190640118

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Policy makers, academic administrators, scholars, and members of the public are clamoring for indicators of the value and reach of research. The question of how to quantify the impact and importance of research and scholarly output, from the publication of books and journal articles to the indexing of citations and tweets, is a critical one in predicting innovation, and in deciding what sorts of research is supported and whom is hired to carry it out. There is a wide set of data and tools available for measuring research, but they are often used in crude ways, and each have their own limitations and internal logics. Measuring Research: What Everyone Needs to Know(R) will provide, for the first time, an accessible account of the methods used to gather and analyze data on research output and impact. Following a brief history of scholarly communication and its measurement -- from traditional peer review to crowdsourced review on the social web -- the book will look at the classification of knowledge and academic disciplines, the differences between citations and references, the role of peer review, national research evaluation exercises, the tools used to measure research, the many different types of measurement indicators, and how to measure interdisciplinarity. The book also addresses emerging issues within scholarly communication, including whether or not measurement promotes a "publish or perish" culture, fraud in research, or "citation cartels." It will also look at the stakeholders behind these analytical tools, the adverse effects of these quantifications, and the future of research measurement.

Academic Life in the Measured University

Academic Life in the Measured University
Author: Tai Peseta,Simon Barrie,Jan McLean
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2020-05-18
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780429767456

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While a life in academia is still one bestowed with enormous privilege and opportunity, on the inside, its cracks and fragility have been on display for some time. We see evidence of this in researchers bemoaning time spent applying for grants rather than doing research; teachers frustrated at the ways student feedback data are deployed to feed judgements about them; and doctoral students realising that they have little chance of securing full-time academic work. Yet in the public policy domain, the opposite appears true: academics left to their own devices in their elite ivory towers, rarely ever do enough. This collection addresses the fact that academic life deserves to be rigorously researched. Its emphasis on the measured university traces how academic life had ceded itself to the logics of perverse measures, and raises questions about whether the contemporary university may well have become too measured to adequately counter the political times now upon us. The contributors explore the ways in which measurement inhabits paradoxical positions in these spaces. It sketches the contours and consequences of mismeasurement, including the personal costs to academic staff. It examines our desires and fumbled efforts at institutional transformation, and it puts on display our own ethical conduct. The collection concludes with a call to chart a course for a revitalized moral economy of academic labour. This book was originally published as a special issue of Higher Education Research & Development.

Measuring and Implementing Altmetrics in Library and Information Science Research

Measuring and Implementing Altmetrics in Library and Information Science Research
Author: Baskaran, C.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2020-01-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781799813118

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Researchers are becoming increasingly concerned with tracking the impact and reach that their research has on the academic community. Through the implementation of altmetrics, they can now better measure the value that their research has through the analysis of citing behavior and citation-based research evaluation. Measuring and Implementing Altmetrics in Library and Information Science Research is a critical research book that focuses on how altmetrics can help researchers to uncover evidence of societal engagement, influence, and broader impacts that demonstrate the value of their research. It builds a more complete picture of the visibility and profile of individual researchers and observes real-time social media updates that provide insight into how faculty’s research is being shared from the moment it is published. Featuring a range of topics such as citations, big data, and social media, this book is essential for researchers, educators, librarians, professionals, academicians, administrators, and students.

Measuring Scholarly Impact

Measuring Scholarly Impact
Author: Ying Ding,Ronald Rousseau,Dietmar Wolfram
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2014-11-06
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9783319103778

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This book is an authoritative handbook of current topics, technologies and methodological approaches that may be used for the study of scholarly impact. The included methods cover a range of fields such as statistical sciences, scientific visualization, network analysis, text mining, and information retrieval. The techniques and tools enable researchers to investigate metric phenomena and to assess scholarly impact in new ways. Each chapter offers an introduction to the selected topic and outlines how the topic, technology or methodological approach may be applied to metrics-related research. Comprehensive and up-to-date, Measuring Scholarly Impact: Methods and Practice is designed for researchers and scholars interested in informetrics, scientometrics, and text mining. The hands-on perspective is also beneficial to advanced-level students in fields from computer science and statistics to information science.

Doing Academic Research

Doing Academic Research
Author: Ted Gournelos,Joshua R. Hammonds,Maridath A. Wilson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2019-05-14
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780429558597

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Online student resource material cab be accessed under the 'Support Materials' tab at https://www.routledge.com/9780367207939 Doing Academic Research is a concise, accessible, and tightly organized overview of the research process in the humanities, social sciences, and business. Conducting effective scholarly research can seem like a frustrating, confusing, and unpleasant experience. Early researchers often have inconsistent knowledge and experience, and can become overwhelmed – reducing their ability to produce high quality work. Rather than a book about research, this is a practical guide to doing research. It guides budding researchers along the process of developing an effective workflow, where to go for help, and how to actually complete the project. The book addresses diversity in abilities, interest, discipline, and ways of knowing by focusing not just on the process of conducting any one method in detail, but also on the ways in which someone might choose a research method and conduct it successfully. Finally, it emphasizes accessibility and approachability through real-world examples, key insights, tips, and tricks from active researchers. This book is a highly useful addition to both content area courses and research methods courses, as well as a practical guide for graduate students and independent scholars interested in publishing their research.