Measuring Research

Author by : Cassidy R. Sugimoto
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Policy makers, academic administrators, scholars, and members of the public are clamoring for indicators of the value and reach of research. The question of how to quantify the impact and importance of research and scholarly output, from the publication of books and journal articles to the indexing of citations and tweets, is a critical one in predicting innovation, and in deciding what sorts of research is supported and whom is hired to carry it out. There is a wide set of data and tools available for measuring research, but they are often used in crude ways, and each have their own limitations and internal logics. Measuring Research: What Everyone Needs to Know® will provide, for the first time, an accessible account of the methods used to gather and analyze data on research output and impact. Following a brief history of scholarly communication and its measurement -- from traditional peer review to crowdsourced review on the social web -- the book will look at the classification of knowledge and academic disciplines, the differences between citations and references, the role of peer review, national research evaluation exercises, the tools used to measure research, the many different types of measurement indicators, and how to measure interdisciplinarity. The book also addresses emerging issues within scholarly communication, including whether or not measurement promotes a "publish or perish" culture, fraud in research, or "citation cartels." It will also look at the stakeholders behind these analytical tools, the adverse effects of these quantifications, and the future of research measurement.


Measuring Research And Development Expenditures In The U S Economy

Author by : National Research Council
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : This report examines the portfolio of research and development (R&D) expenditure surveys at the National Science Foundation (NSF), identifying gaps and weaknesses and areas of missing coverage. The report takes an in-depth look at the definition of R&D, the needs and potential uses of NSF’s R&D data by a variety of users, the goals of an integrated system of surveys and other data collection activities, and the quality of the data collected in the existing Science Resources Statistics surveys.


Altmetrics For Research Outputs Measurement And Scholarly Information Management

Author by : Mojisola Erdt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Workshop on Altmetrics for Research Outputs Measurements and Scholarly Information Management, AROSIM 2018, held in Singapore, in January 2018. The 7 revised full papers presented together with two keynote papers and one introduction paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 20 submissions. The workshop will investigate how social media based metrics along with traditional and non-traditional metrics can advance the state-of-the-art in measuring research outputs.


Measuring Food Policy Research Capacity

Author by : Suresh Chandra Babu
Languange : en
Publisher by : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
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Description : Addressing emerging global poverty, hunger, and malnutrition challenges requires prudent evidence-based policymaking at the country level. Capacity for generating evidence remains a major constraint in the policy process in developing countries. We surveyed 30 countries to measure the capacity of their individuals, organizations, and policy process system to undertake food and agricultural policy research. Our Food Policy Research Capacity Index, constructed using measures of human capacity (PhD full-time equivalent researchers per million rural residents), human capacity productivity (publications per PhD full-time equivalent researcher), and strength of institutions (the government effectiveness pillar of the Worldwide Governance Indicators), showed substantial variation across countries, with the Republic of South Africa, Colombia, and Ghana scored far higher than countries with similarly sized rural populations such as Liberia, Laos, Burundi, and Afghanistan. Initial analysis showed that the index is strongly positively correlated with the Global Food Security Index and negatively correlated with the Global Hunger Index. Further work is planned to refine the indicators, particularly with regard to the effects of country size (population) and quality of the underlying data.


Measuring Alternative Work Arrangements For Research And Policy

Author by : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : Business structures, employment relationships, job characteristics, and worker outcomes have changed in the United States over the last few decadesâ€"in some ways unpredictably. A high level of interest exists among policy makers and researchers in addressing concerns about the future of work in the United States. These concerns are heightened by the perceived fracturing of relationships between workers and employers, the loss of safety net protections and benefits to workers, the growing importance of access to skills and education as the impacts of new technologies and automation are felt, and the market-based pressure that companies face to produce short-term profits, sometimes at the expense of long-term value. These issues, as well as related ones such as wage stagnation and job quality, are often associated with alternative work arrangements (AWAs)â€"which include independent-contractor and other nonemployee jobs, work through intermediaries such as temporary help agencies and other contract companies, and work with unpredictable schedulesâ€"although they also pertain to many standard jobs. A better understanding of the magnitude of and trends in AWAs, along with the implications for job quality, is needed to develop appropriate policies in response to the changing nature of work. Measuring Alternative Work Arrangements for Research and Policy reviews the Contigent Worker Supplement (CWS) of the Current Population Survey (CPS) for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in the U.S. Department of Labor. The CWS provides key measures of temporary (contingent) work, alternative work arrangements, and the "gig" economy. Disagreements, however, exist among researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders about the definitions and measures of these concepts and priorities for future data collection. The report also reviews measures of employment, earnings, and worker well-being in temporary and alternative work arrangements that can be estimated using household survey data, such as those generated by the CWS, as well as measures that can be produced using administrative, commercial, and combined data sources. The comparative advantages and complementarities of different data sources will be assessed, as well as methodological issues underpinning BLS's measurement objectives.


Measuring The Economic Value Of Research

Author by : Kaye Husbands Fealing
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : An innovative, big data approach to tracking the impact and benefits of publicly funded research, focusing on food safety.


Measuring The Psychological And Electrophysiological Attributes Of Human Personality Emerging Research And Opportunities

Author by : Vorkapi?, Sanja Tatalovi?
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Significant progress has been made in the study of human psychology in recent years. However, certain aspects of personality, such as electrophysiological attributes, have yet to be fully examined. Measuring the Psychological and Electrophysiological Attributes of Human Personality: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a detailed scholarly resource that presents the latest findings in psychology as in relation to electrophysiology. Featuring coverage on relevant topics including personality theories, temperament analysis, and evoked brain potentials, this is an important reference publication that would be useful to psychologists, medical professionals, academicians, graduate students, and researchers that must keep abreast of the latest personality research in the psychological field.


Measuring Crime Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author by : Oxford University Press
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of criminology find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In criminology, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of criminology. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.


Handbook Of Research On Electronic Surveys And Measurements

Author by : Reynolds, Rodney A.
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : "This book is the comprehensive reference source for innovative knowledge on electronic surveys. It provides complete coverage of the challenges associated with the use of the Internet to develop online surveys, administer Web-based instruments, and conduct computer-mediated assessments. This combination of how-to information about online research coupled with profiles of specific measures makes it an indispensable reference"--Provided by publisher.


Communication Research Measures

Author by : Rebecca B. Rubin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The development of communication as a discipline has resulted in an explosion of scales tapping various aspects of interpersonal, mass, organizational, and instructional communication. This sourcebook brings together scales that measure a variety of important communication constructs. The scales presented are drawn from areas of interpersonal, mass, organizational, and instructional communication--areas in which the use of formal, quantitative scales is particularly well developed. Communication Research Measures reflects the recent important emphasis on developing and improving the measurement base of the communication discipline. It results in an equal amount of labor saved on the part of the scholars, students, and practitioners who find this book useful, and it contributes in a significant way to research efforts. Originally published by Guilford Press in 1994, now available from Routledge.


Communication Research Measures Iii

Author by : Elizabeth E. Graham
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Building on the measures included in the original 1994 volume and subsequent 2009 volume, Communication Research Measures III: A Sourcebook extends its coverage of measurement issues and trends across the entire communication discipline. Volume III features entirely new content and offers an assessment of new measures in mass, interpersonal, instructional, group, organizational, family, health, and intercultural communication and highlights work in emergent subdisciplines in communication, including social media and new communication technologies, sports communication, and public relations. The “best of the best” from 2009 through today, the profiled research measures in Volume III serve as models for future scale development and constitute the main tools that researchers can use for self-administered measurement of people’s attitudes, conceptions of themselves, and perceptions of others. This book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses that emphasize quantitative research methods, measurement, and/or survey design across communication studies disciplines.


Handbook Of Research Design And Social Measurement

Author by : Delbert C. Miller
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : With a section on ethical issues, this book is suitable for social science researchers and their students.


Creativity Fostering Teacher Behavior Measurement And Research

Author by : Kay Cheng Soh
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Scientific
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Description : This book deals with teachers' behaviors that promote the creativity of students. It includes a rating scale for measuring a teacher's creativity fostering behavior — a scale known as the CFTIndex — and a series of conceptualization and research papers, including a lead article by Professor Authur Cropley, whose original ideas served as the basis of the CFTIndex. The other papers in this volume are by international authors who have used the scale in their research and who can now share their experiences using it in this volume.There is a dearth of measuring instruments that cover teacher behaviors where creativity is concerned, but the CFTIndex fills this vacuum, as evidenced by the many articles using this index in the international arena of creativity research.


Handbook Of Measurement Issues In Family Research

Author by : Sandra L. Hofferth
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Dramatic societal changes have reshaped America’s families. Young adults have delayed marriage, and cohabitation before marriage has become commonplace. One in three women giving birth is unmarried, and the proportion of children under 18 living in single-parent families rose from 23 to 31 percent between 1980 and 2000, reflecting increased rates of both nonmarital childbearing and divorce. This authoritative volume offers a blueprint for addressing some of the most important measurement issues in family research, and it points out potential pitfalls for researchers and students who may not be familiar with data quality issues. The Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research will appeal to scholars in the departments of psychology, sociology, and population studies, as well as researchers working in governmental agencies.


Writing Motivation Research Measurement And Pedagogy

Author by : Muhammad M. M. Abdel Latif
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book provides a unique reference and comprehensive overview of the issues pertinent to conceptualizing, measuring, researching and nurturing writing motivation. Abdel Latif covers these theoretical, practical and research issues by drawing on the literature related to the eight main constructs of writing motivation: writing apprehension, attitude, anxiety, self-efficacy, self-concept, learning goals, perceived value of writing and motivational regulation. Specifically, the book covers the historical research developments of the field, the measures of the main writing motivation constructs, the correlates and sources of writing motivation, and profiles of motivated and demotivated writers. The book also describes the types of the instructional research of writing motivation, provides pedagogical guidelines and procedures for motivating students to write, and presents suggestions for advancing writing motivation research, measurement and pedagogy. Detailed, up-to-date, and with a glossary which includes definitions of the main terms used in the six chapters, this book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of language education, applied linguistics, psycholinguistics and educational psychology.


Measurement And Research In The Accountability Era

Author by : Carol Anne Dwyer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : The accountability and school reform policies that are put in place today will have wide-ranging and long-lasting consequences for all of the nation's learners. This volume stems from the 2003 Educational Testing Service Invitational Conference that discussed measurement and accountability.


Feminist Measures In Survey Research

Author by : Catherine E. Harnois
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Description : Feminist Measures in Survey Research book offers a new approach for doing quantitative feminist research, demonstrating how a feminist perspective can inform virtually every aspect of the research process, from survey design, to statistical modeling, to the theoretical frameworks used to interpret results. Catherine E. Harnois makes feminist theory, particularly multiracial feminist theory, accessible and relevant to survey researchers. She assists students and researchers in incorporating these theories into survey design and analysis and shows how they this can offer substantive insights into the social world that have been underutilized to date by survey researchers.


Streamlining Lis Research A Compendium Of Tried And True Tests Measurements And Other Instruments

Author by : Amy J. Catalano
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This collection of the best library research instruments will help you to streamline efforts and save time when researching. • Includes a primer for establishing validity and reliability • Offers full text of each test when available • Features a variety of tests, including the Beile Test of Information Literacy for Educators, Project SAILS, and the Library Anxiety Scale • Contains the most up-to-date versions of tests, a compilation of citations that have used the tools, and contact information for their authors


The Research Of Data Transmission Technology In Measurement While Drilling

Author by : Jian Wang
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scientific Research Publishing, Inc. USA
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Description : This book systematically discusses the data transmission modes, implementation principles, and simulation and field test of Measurement While Drilling communication system, and its application at home and abroad. The advantages and disadvantages of different transmission modes and the limitations in application are analyzed, followed by the outlook for data transmission technology of MWD and its future direction and development trend. The main contents of this book include: an introduction to the data transmission technology in MWD; the data transmission techniques in cable drilled logging, especially the application and tests of OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) in cable logging; the mud pulse transmission technology in drilled logging with emphasis on the theoretical derivation and experimental scheme of the continuous waves transmission; an encoding method of MWD data based on the mud pulse transmission and compression perception; the theoretical derivation and experimental scheme of data transmission by electromagnetic waves in MWD, especially eliminating interference signal algorithm of EM-MWD; the theoretical analysis and practical application of acoustic transmission of data in drilling with emphasis on the acoustic NC-OFDM transmission. This book pays attention to the combination of theory and practice, containing both the derivation of theoretical formulas and the results of simulation and field tests. It can be used as a reference book for MWD researchers and people interested in this field.


Measures For Community And Neighborhood Research

Author by : Mary L. Ohmer
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Description : Measures for Community and Neighborhood Research, by Mary L. Ohmer, Claudia Coulton, Darcy A. Freedman, Joanne L. Sobeck, and Jaime Booth, is the first book of its kind to compile measures focused on communities and neighborhoods in one accessible resource. Organized into two main sections, the first provides the rationale, structure and purpose, and analysis of methodological issues, along with a conceptual and theoretical framework; the second section contains 10 chapters that synthesize, analyze, and describe measures for community and neighborhood research, with tables that summarize highlighted measures. The book will get readers thinking about which aspects of the neighborhood may be most important to measure in different research designs and also help researchers, practitioners, funders, and others more closely examine the impact of their work in communities and neighborhoods.


Measurement In Nursing And Health Research

Author by : Carolyn Feher Waltz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!. Now in its third edition, this classic text on the how-to's of measurement presents the basic principles and terminology, along with practical information, on how to design and implement measurement instruments in nursing and health care. The book is for nurses in a variety of roles, including student, educator, clinician, researcher, administrator, and consultant. An appendix of data sources and other measurement resources, including internet sites, completes the book.