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By Gary Holden, Gary Rosenberg, Kathleen Barker

Bibliometrics in Social paintings examiness the cross-disciplinary box of bibliometrics, together with the a number of strategies and purposes which were defined within the scholarly literature. relocating past this normal assessment, the authors study functions of bibliometrics in social paintings. next chapters aspect how the method can be utilized to illustrate the eventual influence at the box of courses in chosen journals. those analyses are carried out utilizing the bibliometric approach known as quotation research. The authors then circulation directly to current what is going to be a arguable notion to a few within the box: utilizing bibliometrics concepts in making educational group of workers judgements. The authors suggest that hiring, retention, tenure and promoting judgements will be made extra uniform and reasonable by utilizing quotation research. a chain of specialists in bibliometric analyses then severely reply to those preliminary chapters. The authors finish via weaving their responses to those commentators with new scholarship on bibliometrics that has lately seemed.

This distinct ebook is a worthy reduction for social paintings students. Drawing on vast interdisciplinary streams of scholarship from worldwide, the gathering illuminates a box that's not renowned to social employees. whereas carefully advocating for a couple of purposes of the procedure, the authors stability this place by way of featuring a entire precis of the criticisms of the procedure and by way of the inclusion of a chain of severe commentaries via the best specialists on those matters within the box of social paintings. Bibliometrics in Social paintings either summarizes what we all know and pushes the sphere to consider how social paintings pros can use this method of enhance our scholarship and the assessment of students.

Bibliometrics in Social paintings addreses:

  • theoretical and methodological issuess
  • execs and cons from the view of diverse bibliometric scholars
  • bibliometrics outdoors of social work
  • functions inside social paintings formerly suggested within the literature
  • estimates which have been stated within the literature of ways a lot social staff submit and what kind of influence these guides have had
  • how quotation research can be utilized to analyzed a variety of guides in one magazine and their next impact
  • how quotation research may be used to enhance educational employment decisions
  • issues relating to self-citation and a number of authorship
  • dimension matters in bibliometrics (e.g., age changes; focus citedness, and uncitedness; the associated fee Index; lag occasions; endurance; synchronous and diachronous self-citations; the a number of writer Qualifier)

Bibliometrics in Social paintings severely examines those tools and their purposes in social paintings. The ebook may be an enlightening learn for social paintings students and people educational directors excited by the evaluate of social paintings students, in addition to educational librarians that help social paintings courses.

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American Sociological Review, 32, 377-390. Corcoran, K. J. & Kirk, S. A. (1990). We’re all number one: Academic productivity among schools of social work. Journal of Social Work Education, 26, 310-321. Cronin, B. (1998). Metatheorizing citation. Scientometrics, 43, 45-55. Cronin, B. (2000). Semiotics and evaluative bibliometrics. Journal of Documentation, 56, 440-453. Cronin, B. & Overfelt, K. (1994). Citation-based auditing of academic performance. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 45, 2, 61-72.

Sometimes after much thought, discussion and interaction with peer reviewers, editors and copy editors, a scholar’s thoughts see the light of day in a peer reviewed journal article. Yet, the publication of an article in a journal is not the end point in the life of the article. , Jayaratne, 1979; Lindsey, 1976; 1978a; 1978b; Rosen, 1979). These studies used various bibliometric techniques, an approach to the study of scholarly communication that includes citation analysis. These researchers found, in part, that social work professionals tended to publish comparatively less than scholars in some other fields.

M. & Royer, M. L. (1983). Authors of articles in social work journals. Journal of Social Service Research, 3/4, 147-154. , Rosenberg, G. & Barker, K. (2005). Bibliometrics: A potential decision making aid in hiring, reappointment, tenure and promotion decisions. Social Work in Health Care, 41(3/4), 67-92. Hopps, J. G. (1992). A response to Pardeck: From the Past-Editor of Social Work. Research on Social Work Practice, 2, 499-500. Howard, M. O. & Howard, D. A. (1992). Citation analysis of 541 articles published in drug and alcohol journals: 1984-1988.

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