How to Evaluate University Performance

Wulff-Barreiro, Enrique How to Evaluate University Performance. Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información. ISSN 0210-4210, 1994, n. 17, pp. 249-259. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

The capacity of Library Science to produce knowledge in such an information system as the decision-taking process in scientific policy, is highlighted by the assessment of University teachers' research activity, as recently performed in Spain. The social environment of written communication has been stated, noticing the controversy on scholarly productivity concentration and some key concerns in the analysis of citations as quality indicators. Different meanings of the term "quality" are studied and analysis of the relationships within bibliometric indicators and between bibliometric and non-bibliometric data has been undertaken. From the investigation of an important information source in research areas, it is advanced the adequacy of dialogue in complex situations where problem solving oriented librarianship work shows defined features of a post-hoc rationalization of events.

Spanish abstract

La valoración de la actividad investigadora de los profesores universitarios, pone de relieve la capacidad productora de conocimiento, en un sistema de información como el de toma de decisiones en política científica, que tiene la ciencia de la biblioteca. Se plantea el entorno social que preside la comunicación escrita, indicando la controvertida faceta de la concentración de la productividad académica y puntos clave de la discusión de las citas como indicadores de calidad. Se estudian distintos planteamientos del término calidad, y relaciones entre indicadores bibliométricos y entre éstos y los datos no-bibliométricos. A resultas del estudio de una fuente principal de información en el terreno de la investigación, se avanza la adecuación del diálogo en situaciones complejas donde el trabajo biblioteconómico encaminado a la resolución de problemas presenta fuertes rasgos de racionalización post hoc de acontecimientos.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Library, Scientific production, Universitary research, Statistics, Information, Bibliotecas, Producción científica, Investigación universitaria, estadísticas, Información
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information
B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
G. Industry, profession and education.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GH. Education.
Depositing user: Enrique Wulff Barreiro
Date deposited: 26 May 2013 21:02
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:25
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/19011

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