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Assessing the Impact and Quality of Research Data Using Altmetrics and Other Indicators

Stacy Konkiel
2020 Scholarly Assessment Reports  
Data citations are the most commonly accepted metric for understanding scholarly data reuse, though usage statistics and altmetrics have also been suggested as solutions (Fear, 2013) .  ...  Ultimately, research data can be assessed using research indicators, like any scholarly work.  ...  Author Contributions SK is solely responsible for the contents of this article.  ... 
doi:10.29024/sar.13 fatcat:wx7fso74vvdopmldwxy7px2ro4

Scholarly Impact: A Pluralist Conceptualization

Herman Aguinis, Debra L. Shapiro, Elena P. Antonacopoulou, Thomas G. Cummings
2014 Academy of Management Learning & Education  
We offer a solution in the form of a broader and novel conceptual and measurement framework of scholarly impact: a pluralist perspective.  ...  We critically assess a common approach to scholarly impact that relies almost exclusively on a single stakeholder (i.e., other academics).  ...  Our goal is to offer a critical analysis, solutions, and a proposal for how to conceptualize and measure scholarly impact in the management field.  ... 
doi:10.5465/amle.2014.0121 fatcat:43hqacdpenhjlpjfe2tu4mfic4

Identifying Anomalous Citations for Objective Evaluation of Scholarly Article Impact

Xiaomei Bai, Feng Xia, Ivan Lee, Jun Zhang, Zhaolong Ning, Pablo Dorta-González
2016 PLoS ONE  
Evaluating the impact of a scholarly article is of great significance and has attracted great attentions.  ...  Based on the COI relationship, we further bring forward the COIRank algorithm, an innovative scheme for accurately assessing the impact of an article.  ...  Introduction Effective evaluation of a scholarly article has been an important research topic, as academic promotions and research grants assessment typically have significant weights towards the impacts  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162364 pmid:27606817 pmcid:PMC5015995 fatcat:hxo5v5dtevfkxbpoj3ko342foa

Altmetrics (Chapter from Beyond Bibliometrics: Harnessing Multidimensional Indicators of Scholarly Impact) [article]

Jason Priem
2015 arXiv   pre-print
I argue that citations, while useful, miss many important kinds of impacts, and that the increasing scholarly use of online tools like Mendeley, Twitter, and blogs may allow us to measure these hidden  ...  Following a discussion of the potential uses of altmetrics, I consider the limitations of altmetrics and recommend areas ripe for future research.  ...  Wets, Weedon, and Velterop (2003) argue that F1000 is valuable because it assesses impact at the article level, and adds a human level assessment that statistical indicators lack.  ... 
arXiv:1507.01328v1 fatcat:xmgq3rc5inc2nduyxvyh7p22dq

How to enhance scholarly impact: recommendations for university administrators, researchers and educators

Herman Aguinis, Larry Yu, Cevat Tosun
2021 International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management  
Design/methodology/approach The authors conducted a general review of the literature and offered a multidimensional and multistakeholder model of scholarly impact to guide future actions aimed at enhancing  ...  First, the authors present a conceptual model to clarify different dimensions of scholarly impact (i.e. theory and research, education, organizations and society) and four key stakeholders (i.e. other  ...  The purpose of our article is to build upon existing research but go beyond by offering a solution to the challenge of clarifying the meaning of scholarly impact.  ... 
doi:10.1108/ijchm-10-2020-1189 fatcat:jmu7d4kwr5hvhajnbd7n2bam7u

A 20-year evaluation of PLAAS research outputs: Impact on the scholarly domain and in social media

Gillian Kerchhoff, Michelle Kahn, Mary Nassimbeni
2019 South African Journal of Science  
with bibliometrics, to measure the impact of a body of work on the scholarly domain.  ...  Scopus and Google Scholar were used as citation indices and Altmetric.com provided Altmetric scores – a measure of impact through social and mainstream media.  ...  We thank the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape for the contribution of information provided for the development of this study.  ... 
doi:10.17159/sajs.2019/5655 fatcat:6i46gmx2qbf2lbdact24oeeama

The scholarly influence of Heinz Klein: ideational and social measures of his impact on IS research and IS scholars

Duane Truex, Michael Cuellar, Hirotoshi Takeda, Richard Vidgen
2011 European Journal of Information Systems  
The results show that Heinz was highly influential in both ideational terms (a significant body of citations) and social terms (he is close to the heart of the IS research community).  ...  We adopt a portfolio of measures approach, using the Hirsch family of statistics to assess ideational influence and Social Network Analysis centrality measures for social influence to profile Heinz Klein's  ...  In a real sense each of these persons helped shape this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1057/ejis.2011.16 fatcat:zfw4gp4v7zhsdh5p33nrmeafqq

Assessment of Journal & Book Publishers in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Spain [chapter]

Elea Giménez Toledo
2016 Research Assessment in the Humanities  
This chapter also presents the recently developed expert survey-based methodology for the assessment of book publishers included in the system Scholarly Publishers Indicators.  ...  These tools, such as RESH and DICE (developed by ILIA research team), are based on a methodology which does not rely exclusively on a citation basis, thus providing a much richer set of information.  ...  Providing a solution to this problem has been a priority of different research groups in Spain.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-29016-4_8 fatcat:awsl2u6kdjbr5eai5w6zy3taze

Quality assessment of scientific outputs using the BWM

Negin Salimi
2017 Scientometrics  
Assessing the quality of scientific outputs (i.e. research papers, books and reports) is a challenging issue.  ...  However, their assessment might not comprehensively consider different dimensions of the quality of the scientific outputs.  ...  Global weight of sub-criteria a Citation metrics 0.45 Citation count 0.17 0.08 Field-weighted citation impact 0.54 0.25 Citation benchmarking 0.29 0.13 Engagement metrics 0.27 Scholarly  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11192-017-2284-3 pmid:28725096 pmcid:PMC5486896 fatcat:qpjichlwofhkra6w653uquxveq

On a New Index for Research Assessment

Farid O. Farid
2021 Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice  
We introduce a new research assessment measure, called the research excellence index. The measure, which we denote by REindex, accurately assesses the research performance of a researcher.  ...  of informative work of a researcher.  ...  A possible improvement of identifying research impact is to use weighted citations.  ... 
doi:10.1633/jistap.2021.9.3.5 doaj:6cca963c2bff4b229124738494dd797c fatcat:qm5rp64vnjbw7p6qaxti7ss5um

Assessing Scholarly Influence: Using the Hirsch Indices to Reframe the Discourse

Duane Truex, Michael Cuellar, Hirotoshi Takeda
2009 Journal of the AIS  
It finds that while the top tier journals are important indications of a scholar's impact, they are neither the only nor, indeed, the most important sources of scholarly influence.  ...  This study examines the use of the Hirsch family of indices, a robust and theoretically informed metric, as an addition to prior approaches to assessing the scholarly influence of IS researchers.  ...  This work grew out of the organization of a workshop celebrating the scholarly contributions of our late friend and mentor Heinz K. Klein, whose example we hope this manuscript honors.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1jais.00203 fatcat:2rz2an5uffamdg7pfvo2inzriq

Assessing scholarly communication and research data training needs

Megan M. Bresnahan, Andrew M. Johnson
2013 Reference Services Review  
A toolkit for conducting a local needs assessment is available for any library wishing to replicate this needs assessment process [appendix 1]. 2 Literature Review New Types of Research Needs and the Role  ...  These economic concerns may force libraries to look to internal training as a cost-effective and agile solution to re-skill current professionals, but it is unclear how to prioritize the investment of  ...  As a result, this factor was weighted slightly less than others (e.g., relevance, lack of knowledge, anxiety) during the scoring process for the survey data analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1108/rsr-01-2013-0003 fatcat:wsorbevopfh5phj7ocfa2iae24

Two Decades of Research Assessment in Italy. Addressing the Criticisms

Andrea Bonaccorsi
2020 Scholarly Assessment Reports  
(PROs), with impact on performance-based funding.  ...  This procedure has been made possible by a massive exercise of classification and rating of journals.  ...  The use of straight citation counts thus avoids the use of Journal Impact Factors, which are a marker of the average impact of the journal and does not add to the impact of specific publications.  ... 
doi:10.29024/sar.28 fatcat:ddan6kjpofg3rkbb2xkppfjooa

The future of research assessment in the humanities: bottom-up assessment procedures

Michael Ochsner, Sven Hug, Ioana Galleron
2017 Palgrave Communications  
This article is published as part of a collection on the future of research assessment.  ...  While until recently research on assessment in the SSH disciplines focused on the deficiencies of the current assessment methods, we present some European initiatives that take a bottom-up approach.  ...  Hug would like to thank swissuniversities for their grant for the project "Application of Bottom-up Criteria in the Assessment of Grant Proposals of Junior Researchers" within the "Programme P-3 Performances  ... 
doi:10.1057/palcomms.2017.20 fatcat:si72vulzxvcf5kyo4vjljflfzq

Performance-based Institutional Research Funding in Flanders, Belgium

Marc Luwel
2021 Scholarly Assessment Reports  
They have a large autonomy and receive a substantial share of additional R&D expenditures as lump sum funding.  ...  The Flemish PRFS criteria have evolved considerably over the last three decades, and due to competition between universities and a consensus model of political decision making, the funding formula is comparatively  ...  Some technical changes were made to the regulation, and the weight of the parameters was modified gradually over a three-year period ( Table 4) . 12 Luwel Scholarly Assessment Reports DOI: 10.29024  ... 
doi:10.29024/sar.29 fatcat:3hb3kyyvj5afhg3okaixozr2ny
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