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Web Indicators For Research Evaluation

Author : Michael Thelwall
ISBN : 9781627056823
Genre : Computers
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In recent years there has been an increasing demand for research evaluation within universities and other research-based organisations. In parallel, there has been an increasing recognition that traditional citation-based indicators are not able to reflect the societal impacts of research and are slow to appear. This has led to the creation of new indicators for different types of research impact as well as timelier indicators, mainly derived from the Web. These indicators have been called altmetrics, webometrics or just web metrics. This book describes and evaluates a range of web indicators for aspects of societal or scholarly impact, discusses the theory and practice of using and evaluating web indicators for research assessment and outlines practical strategies for obtaining many web indicators. In addition to describing impact indicators for traditional scholarly outputs, such as journal articles and monographs, it also covers indicators for videos, datasets, software and other non-standard scholarly outputs. The book describes strategies to analyse web indicators for individual publications as well as to compare the impacts of groups of publications. The practical part of the book includes descriptions of how to use the free software Webometric Analyst to gather and analyse web data. This book is written for information science undergraduate and Master’s students that are learning about alternative indicators or scientometrics as well as Ph.D. students and other researchers and practitioners using indicators to help assess research impact or to study scholarly communication.
Category: Computers

Bibliometrics And Research Evaluation

Author : Yves Gingras
ISBN : 9780262035125
Genre : Education
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Why bibliometrics is useful for understanding the global dynamics of science but generate perverse effects when applied inappropriately in research evaluation and university rankings.
Category: Education

Citation Analysis In Research Evaluation

Author : Henk F. Moed
ISBN : 1402037139
Genre : Science
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This book is written for members of the scholarly research community, and for persons involved in research evaluation and research policy. More specifically, it is directed towards the following four main groups of readers: – All scientists and scholars who have been or will be subjected to a quantitative assessment of research performance using citation analysis. – Research policy makers and managers who wish to become conversant with the basic features of citation analysis, and about its potentialities and limitations. – Members of peer review committees and other evaluators, who consider the use of citation analysis as a tool in their assessments. – Practitioners and students in the field of quantitative science and technology studies, informetrics, and library and information science. Citation analysis involves the construction and application of a series of indicators of the ‘impact’, ‘influence’ or ‘quality’ of scholarly work, derived from citation data, i.e. data on references cited in footnotes or bibliographies of scholarly research publications. Such indicators are applied both in the study of scholarly communication and in the assessment of research performance. The term ‘scholarly’ comprises all domains of science and scholarship, including not only those fields that are normally denoted as science – the natural and life sciences, mathematical and technical sciences – but also social sciences and humanities.
Category: Science

Altmetrics For Research Outputs Measurement And Scholarly Information Management

Author : Mojisola Erdt
ISBN : 9789811310539
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Workshop on Altmetrics for Research Outputs Measurements and Scholarly Information Management, AROSIM 2018, held in Singapore, in January 2018. The 7 revised full papers presented together with two keynote papers and one introduction paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 20 submissions. The workshop will investigate how social media based metrics along with traditional and non-traditional metrics can advance the state-of-the-art in measuring research outputs.
Category: Computers

Digital Tools For Academic Branding And Self Promotion

Author : Cabrera, Marga
ISBN : 9781522509189
Genre : Education
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Reputation can be a pivotal factor to potential success throughout one’s academic career. By utilizing available technological assets and tools, professionals can effectively manage their personal brands. Digital Tools for Academic Branding and Self-Promotion is an authoritative reference source for the latest research on the interrelationship between digital branding and academic reputation. Showcasing relevant digital platforms and techniques, this book is a compendium of vital material for academics, professionals, practitioners, and marketers interested in effective reputation management.
Category: Education

Scholarly Content And Its Evolution By Scientometric Indicators Emerging Research And Opportunities

Author : Wani, Zahid Ashraf
ISBN : 9781522559467
Genre : Reference
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The twenty-first century brought unique developments in science and technology. Research surged as individuals sought to uncover hidden knowledge, leading to the introduction of research evaluation to ensure precise and fair research output and dissemination. Scholarly Content and Its Evolution by Scientometric Indicators: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the application of research evaluation, specifically through the lens of scientometrics. While highlighting topics such as bibliometrics and the h-index, this publication explores a full range of research indicators available for the evaluation and assessment of scientific literature. This book is ideally designed for scholars, professors, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on metric science.
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The Evaluation Of Research By Scientometric Indicators

Author : Peter Vinkler
ISBN : 9781780630250
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Aimed at academics, academic managers and administrators, professionals in scientometrics, information scientists and science policy makers at all levels. This book reviews the principles, methods and indicators of scientometric evaluation of information processes in science and assessment of the publication activity of individuals, teams, institutes and countries. It provides scientists, science officers, librarians and students with basic and advanced knowledge on evaluative scientometrics. Especially great stress is laid on the methods applicable in practice and on the clarification of quantitative aspects of impact of scientific publications measured by citation indicators. Written by a highly knowledgeable and well-respected scientist in the field Provides practical and realistic quantitative methods for evaluating scientific publication activities of individuals, teams, countries and journals Gives standardized descriptions and classification of the main categories of evaluative scientometrics
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Research Assessment In The Humanities

Author : Michael Ochsner
ISBN : 9783319290164
Genre : Education
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This book analyses and discusses the recent developments for assessing research quality in the humanities and related fields in the social sciences. Research assessments in the humanities are highly controversial and the evaluation of humanities research is delicate. While citation-based research performance indicators are widely used in the natural and life sciences, quantitative measures for research performance meet strong opposition in the humanities. This volume combines the presentation of state-of-the-art projects on research assessments in the humanities by humanities scholars themselves with a description of the evaluation of humanities research in practice presented by research funders. Bibliometric issues concerning humanities research complete the exhaustive analysis of humanities research assessment. The selection of authors is well-balanced between humanities scholars, research funders, and researchers on higher education. Hence, the edited volume succeeds in painting a comprehensive picture of research evaluation in the humanities. This book is valuable to university and science policy makers, university administrators, research evaluators, bibliometricians as well as humanities scholars who seek expert knowledge in research evaluation in the humanities.
Category: Education

The Web Of Knowledge

Author : Eugene Garfield
ISBN : 1573870994
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This new ASIST monograph is the first to comprehensively address the history, theory, and practical applications of citation analysis, a field which has grown from Garfield's seed of an idea, and to examine its impact on scholarly research forty years after its inception. In bringing together the analyses, insights, and reflections of more than thirty-five leading lights, editors Cronin and Atkins have produced both a comprehensive survey of citation indexing and its applications and a beautifully-realized tribute to Eugene Garfield and his vision, in honor of his seventy-fifth birthday.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Measuring Research

Author : Cassidy R. Sugimoto
ISBN : 9780190640118
Genre : Computers
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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.
Category: Computers

New Infrastructures For Knowledge Production

Author : Christine Hine
ISBN : 9781591407195
Genre : Business & Economics
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"This book is offers an overview of the practices and the technologies that are shaping the knowledge production of the future"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Business & Economics

Handbook Of Research On Web Information Systems Quality

Author : Calero, Coral
ISBN : 9781599048482
Genre : Education
File Size : 85.21 MB
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Web information systems engineering resolves the multifaceted issues of Web-based systems development; however, as part of an emergent yet prolific industry, Web site quality assurance is a continually adaptive process needing a comprehensive reference tool to merge all cutting-edge research and innovations. The Handbook of Research on Web Information Systems Quality integrates 30 authoritative contributions by 72 of the world's leading experts on the models, measures, and methodologies of Web information systems, software quality, and Web engineering into one practical guide to Web information systems quality, making this handbook of research an essential addition to all library collections.
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Advanced Research On Electronic Commerce Web Application And Communication

Author : Gang Shen
ISBN : 9783642203664
Genre : Computers
File Size : 34.45 MB
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The two-volume set CCIS 143 and CCIS 144 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Electronic Commerce, Web Application, and Communication, ECWAC 2011, held in Guangzhou, China, in April 2011. The 148 revised full papers presented in both volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from a large number of submissions. Providing a forum for engineers, scientists, researchers in electronic commerce, Web application, and communication fields, the conference will put special focus also on aspects such as e-business, e-learning, and e-security, intelligent information applications, database and system security, image and video signal processing, pattern recognition, information science, industrial automation, process control, user/machine systems, security, integrity, and protection, as well as mobile and multimedia communications.
Category: Computers

Web Search Engine Research

Author : Dirk Lewandowski
ISBN : 9781780526362
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Provides an understanding of Web search engines from the unique perspective of Library and Information Science. This book explores a range of topics including retrieval effectiveness, user satisfaction, the evaluation of search interfaces, the impact of search on society, and the influence of search engine optimization (SEO) on results quality.
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Applied Evaluative Informetrics

Author : Henk F. Moed
ISBN : 9783319605227
Genre : Computers
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This book presents an introduction to the field of applied evaluative informetrics, dealing with the use of bibliometric or informetric indicators in research assessment. It sketches the field’s history, recent achievements, and its potential and limits. The book dedicates special attention to the application context of quantitative research assessment. It describes research assessment as an evaluation science, and distinguishes various assessment models, in which the domain of informetrics and the policy sphere are disentangled analytically. It illustrates how external, non-informetric factors influence indicator development, and how the policy context impacts the setup of an assessment process. It also clarifies common misunderstandings in the interpretation of some often used statistics. Addressing the way forward, the book expresses the author’s critical views on a series of fundamental problems in the current use of research performance indicators in research assessment. Highlighting the potential of informetric techniques, a series of new features is proposed that could be implemented in future assessment processes. It sketches a perspective on altmetrics and proposes new lines in longer term, strategic indicator research. It is written for interested scholars from all domains of science and scholarship, and especially for all those subjected to research assessment, research students at advanced master and PhD level, research managers, funders and science policy officials, and to practitioners and students in the field.
Category: Computers

Webomatic Ranking Grading Academic Institutions On Web Based Information

Author : Chaminda Jayasundara
ISBN : 9783656519591
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Document from the year 2012 in the subject Book Science, , course: Library Science, Information- / Documentation Science, language: English, abstract: This gives a comprehensive set of information on Webometric indicators for achieving higher ranks in university ranking systems. There is no doubt, whether we like or not rankings have gained much importance in the society and particularly in the higher education sector. Universities are being pressurized to strictly adhere to quality service and outputs and thus it emerges a need to go up in the ranking systems. Consequently, a number of ranking systems evolved to compare and contrast the world university performances. With the rapid changes in the area of university Web sites; there have been several studies carried out relevant to Webometric rankings of universities in all most all countries.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Changing Governance Of The Sciences

Author : Richard Whitley
ISBN : 1402067461
Genre : Social Science
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The establishment of national systems of retrospective research evaluations is one of the most significant of recent changes in the governance of science. This volume discusses the birth and development of research evaluation systems as well as the reasons for their absence in the United States. The book combines the latest research and an overview of trends in the changing governance of research. The focus is on institutionalisation processes and impacts on knowledge production.
Category: Social Science

A Practitioner Handbook On Evaluation

Author : Reinhard Stockmann
ISBN : 9781849808026
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 74.62 MB
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Aimed at readers with a limited knowledge in the field of evaluation techniques and who want to study further, this volume will serve all those who conduct evaluations themselves, as well as decision-makers who commission evaluations and those who are evaluated. All stakeholders of an evaluation should know about the characteristics and standards of a professional and competently implemented evaluation. The book offers a basic introduction to the foundations and the benefits of this type of investigation as well as a comparison of different evaluation approaches. It also deals with the practical organisation of evaluations and presents a general overview of possible evaluation designs. After a discussion of the social context of evaluations, the book provides an in-depth methodological framework for data measurement, data collection and data management. It concludes with a description of the reporting process. Being the first thorough and detailed manual of its kind, this Handbook will appeal to evaluation practitioners, policymakers who conduct evaluations in their daily work, students training in applied research and organisations which are implementing projects and programs that could be the subject of an evaluation.
Category: Social Science

Handbook Of Quantitative Science And Technology Research

Author : Henk F. Moed
ISBN : 1402027559
Genre : Computers
File Size : 69.93 MB
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This handbook offers a state-of-the-art overview of quantitative science and technology research. It focuses on the development and application of indicators derived from data on scientific or scholarly publications and patents. It comprises 34 chapters written by leading specialists in the various sub-domains. These chapters deal with theoretical and methodological issues, illustrate applications, and highlight their policy context and relevance. Authors present a survey of the research topics they address, and show their most recent achievements. The 34 chapters are arranged into 5 parts: Disciplinary Approaches; General Methodology; The Science System; The Technology System; and The Science–Technology Interface. The Editor’s Introduction provides a further specification of the handbook’s scope and of the main topics addressed in its chapters. This handbook aims at four distinct groups of readers: – practitioners in the field of science and technology studies; – research students in this field; – scientists, scholars and technicians who are interested in a systematic, thorough analysis of their activities; – policy makers and administrators who wish to be informed about the potentialities and limitations of the various approaches and about their results.
Category: Computers