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Measuring Academic Research

Author : Ana Andres
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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

Author : Ana Andrés
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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 Academic Research in Canada

Author : Paul Jarvey
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Measuring Research

Author : Cassidy R. Sugimoto
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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� 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.

Measuring Academic Scientific Research Productivity

Author : John-Paul Heale
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Measurement Made Accessible

Author : D. Lynn Kelley
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Through examples and exercises, this handy student guide teaches methods for sampling, data gathering, developing questionnaires, reliability and validity, and quantitative and qualitative measurement. In addition, the book explains the use of quality improvement tools and techniques in measurement. It will be invaluable in any graduate statistics course, particularly for those in business administration and management.

Australian Academic and Research Libraries

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Measuring the Book Circulation Use of a Small Academic Library Collection

Author : Mary Kane
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Measuring Academic Dishonesty Among Medical and Health Sciences Students

Author : Marcus Henning
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This case study provides a summary of the processes incorporated, by both myself and my research colleagues, as we developed a questionnaire for measuring the incidence of engagement in academic dishonesty among medical and health science students in New Zealand and Nigeria. This process can be, and is being, applied to other educational settings. This process aimed to extend measurement from one specific cultural group to groups worldwide. In this case study, I refer to the design and development issues that occurred when applied to the New Zealand and Nigeria medical and health sciences educational contexts. The research collaboration, therefore, occurred between researchers in those two countries, with subsequent sampling from medical and health science institutions situated in each country. Research in New Zealand in the 1990s confirmed initial suspicions that engagement in academic dishonesty was widespread within this educational context. The extent and measure of this phenomenon were not standardized, and hence in 2010, we embarked on trying to develop a more reliable and valid measure. In 2014, our Nigerian colleagues decided to join this developmental process. In this case, I highlight the crucial stages of the ongoing research process and include my reflections on our successes and seemingly unending challenges.

Measuring Academic Library Performance

Author : Nancy Anita Van House
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Prepared for the Association of College and Research Libraries Ad Hoc Committee on Performance Measures.

Evaluating Academic Research in Germany

Author : David F. J. Campbell
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Measuring Research in a Higher Education Academic Department in Ireland

Author : Oonagh O'Shea
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The Impact of Academic Research on Industrial Performance

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Drawing on the findings of sector-specific workshops, e-mail surveys, research literature, expert testimony, and committee and panel members’ expertise, this National Academy of Engineering study assesses the qualitative impact of academic research on five industriesâ€"network systems and communications; medical devices and equipment; aerospace; transportation, distribution, and logistics services; and financial services. The book documents the range and significance of academic research contributions to the five industriesâ€"comparing the importance of different types of contributions, the multi- and interdisciplinary nature of these contributions, and the multiple vectors by which academic research is linked to each industry. The book calls for action to address six cross-cutting challenges to university-industry interactions: the growing disciplinary and time-horizon-related imbalances in federal R&D funding, barriers to university-industry interaction in service industries, the critical role of academic research in the advancement of information technology, the role of academic research in the regulation of industry, the impact of technology transfer activities on core university research and education missions, and the search for new pathways and mechanisms to enhance the contributions of academic research to industry. The book also includes findings and recommendations specific to each industry.

Measuring Academic Impact of Research at South East Asian Universities

Author : Rosmini Omar
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Measuring and Implementing Altmetrics in Library and Information Science Research

Author : Baskaran, C.
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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.

Research Methods in Social Relations

Author : Geoffrey Maruyama
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Research Methods in Social Relations, 8th Edition, features a series of updates and revisions in its comprehensive introduction to current research methods in the social and behavioural sciences. Offers comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of traditional and topical research methods Addresses many newer research approaches such as propensity score matching, mixed methods designs, and confirmatory factor analysis Written to be accessible to a range of social and behavioural science disciplines, including public health, political science, sociology, and psychology Includes new chapters that engage readers in critical thinking about the processes involved in building sustainable partnerships in field and community settings The Companion website includes an array of resources for Instructors, including Test Banks, Power Point lecture slides, discussion questions and exercises This new edition is the much-anticipated follow-up to 2001’s seventh edition by Hoyle, Harris and Judd

No Child Left Behind States Face Challenges Measuring Academic Growth That Education s Initiatives May Help Address

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Innovations in Measuring and Evaluating Scientific Information

Author : Jeyasekar, J. John
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Across a variety of disciplines, data and statistics form the backbone of knowledge. To ensure the reliability and validity of data appropriate measures must be taken in conducting studies and reporting findings. Innovations in Measuring and Evaluating Scientific Information provides emerging research on the theoretical base of scientific research and information literacy. While highlighting topics, such as bibliographical databases, forensic research, and trend analysis, this book explores visualization tools, software, and techniques for science mapping and scientific literature. This book is an important resource for scientific researchers, policy makers, research funding agencies, and students.

Measuring Wellbeing

Author : Karen Scott
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"Improving wellbeing and sustainability are central goals of government, but are they in conflict? This book reviews that question and its implications for public policy through a focus on indicators. It highlights tensions between various constructs of wellbeing and sustainable development, and between current individual and societal notions of wellbeing. Recommending a clearer conceptual framework for policy makers regarding different wellbeing constructs which would facilitate more transparent discussions, it argues against a win-win scenario of wellbeing and sustainability but advocates a power sensitive trade off approach based on debating values. Measuring Wellbeing is divided into two clear parts; the first part provides a critical review of the field, drawing widely on international research but contextualised within recent UK wellbeing policy discourses. The second part embeds the theory in a case study based on the author's own experience of trying to develop quality of life indicators within a local authority, against the backdrop of increasing national policy interest in 'happiness'. This book will help shape debates in newly developing wellbeing policy arenas. Through a consideration of discourse, politics and power, it addresses the disciplinary gaps in current wellbeing policy debate. This accessible and informative book will appeal to students, academics and policy makers interested in wellbeing, sustainable development, indicators, public policy, participation, localism, community, power and discourse"--

Measuring Up in Higher Education

Author : Anthony Welch
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This book examines the quality assessment movement in academic scholarship, as globalization prompts a search for global measures of university services and output. It gauges productivity in terms of universal publication metrics, and considers ranking and research productivity from a comparative perspective. The book considers the use of the “impact factor” as a gauge of publication value, noting that this less important in countries lacking central government appropriations to universities and to research. It argues that pressure to publish in certain journals, and to research topics of interest to English language readers, has been felt differentially in English-language systems, compared to others, but also that performance pressures fall more on younger, more juniour, contract staff, than on senior and tenured professors. It problematizes international comparisons of quality, and analyses the benefits of a zone of ideas and metrics in a common language – promoting international mobility, efficiency, collaboration - but also the costs which are rarely borne equally across countries, languages and cultures. The book provides a strong, evidence-based contribution to major debates in contemporary higher education reforms and the measurement of academic output.