Use and Misuse of Metrics in Research Evaluation

TitleUse and Misuse of Metrics in Research Evaluation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsKostoff, RN
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume3
Pagination109-120
Publication Languageeng
AbstractThis paper addresses some critical issues in the applicability of quantitative performance measures (including bibliometric, economic and co-occurrence measures) to the assessment of basic research. The strengths and weaknesses of metrics applied as research performance measures are examined. It is concluded that metrics have a useful role to play in the evaluation of research.
NotesCover Date: April 1997.Source Info: 3(2), 109-120. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 31-3. Subject: ETHICS; EXPERTISE; METRICS; QUANTIFICATION; RESEARCH. Update Code: 20090226.
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