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
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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