By Henk F. Moed
This publication bargains with the evaluate of scholarly learn functionality, and specializes in the contribution of scholarly paintings to the development of scholarly wisdom. It offers a variety of vital proof, and corrects a few universal misunderstandings approximately quotation research. It introduces simple notions and differences, and bargains either with theoretical and technical facets, and with its applicability in a variety of coverage contexts. This booklet is usually severe and underlines the boundaries of quotation research in learn evaluate. on the way to be used correctly as a learn evaluate device, it really is crucial that each one members have perception into the character of quotation research, how its signs are built and calculated, what a few of the theoretical positions country approximately what they degree, and what are their prospects and barriers, rather relating to peer overview. This publication goals at offering such perception.
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Chapter 2 in Part 1 presents basic notions and assumptions underlying the book and its main conclusions as regards the use of citation analysis in research evaluation. Chapter 3 presents short summaries of each of the empirical and theoretical chapters included in Part 2. ’ This part provides an introduction to numerous issues discussed in later chapters. Moreover, it presents advanced citation impact indicators, but refers for technical details to other publications. It focuses on research performance in basic science.
This formulaic use of CA should be discouraged and discredits CA as a whole Use of CA is more appropriate the more it is formalised, open, scholarly founded, enlightening, and supported by background knowledge Chapter 3: Synopsis 39 Question/statement Reply 45. Does CA make expert knowledge superfluous? 46. Can CA replace peer judgements? On the contrary. Interpretation of citation statistics requires expert knowledge No. CA can be a valuable additional tool in peer reviews of research performance No CA can also be used by policy makers to monitor and evaluate peer review processes CA itself does not evaluate.
7). 8 focuses on the relationship between citation analysis and peer review. 2 About the nature of the concept of scholarly research quality Any book about the use of citation analysis in the measurement of research performance should state explicitly its base assumptions about the nature of the concept of ‘research quality’. On the one hand, research quality is not merely a social construct. It does not coincide with what scholars define or decide upon as quality, even if they have reached a consensus.
Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation (Information Science and Knowledge Management) by Henk F. Moed
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