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Conceptualising dimensions of bibliometric assessment: From resource allocation systems to evaluative landscapes

Åström, Fredrik LU and Hammarfelt, Björn (2019) The 17th Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics p.1256-1261
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the conceptualisation of bibliometric analyses in terms of the levels on which they are performed, adding contextual factors to the dimension where the size of the unit being analysed is considered. Based on empirical investigations of resource allocation systems and research evaluation practices, as well as the previous literature conceptualising bibliometric analyses, a framework based on Whitley’s (2000) notion of research fields as ‘reputational work organisations’, is discussed. The results suggest adding a contextual ‘reputational dimension’ to the size-based dimension distinguishing between micro-, meso- and macro-level analyses. Furthermore, we propose that ‘evaluative landscapes’ (Brandter,... (More)
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the conceptualisation of bibliometric analyses in terms of the levels on which they are performed, adding contextual factors to the dimension where the size of the unit being analysed is considered. Based on empirical investigations of resource allocation systems and research evaluation practices, as well as the previous literature conceptualising bibliometric analyses, a framework based on Whitley’s (2000) notion of research fields as ‘reputational work organisations’, is discussed. The results suggest adding a contextual ‘reputational dimension’ to the size-based dimension distinguishing between micro-, meso- and macro-level analyses. Furthermore, we propose that ‘evaluative landscapes’ (Brandter, 2017) might be a fruitful approach for further analysing how complex and multifaceted landscapes of research assessment affects the individual researcher. (Less)
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Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics : ISSI 2019 with a Special STI Indicators Conference Track - ISSI 2019 with a Special STI Indicators Conference Track
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Catalano, Giuseppe ; Daraio, Cinzia ; Gregori, Martina ; Moed, Henk F. and Ruocco, Giancarlo
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International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
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The 17th Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
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Rome, Italy
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2019-09-02 - 2019-09-05
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"Forskningen granskad": Användningen av prestationsindikatorer för att mäta akademisk forskning, praktiker och effekter
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper is to discuss the conceptualisation of bibliometric analyses in terms of the levels on which they are performed, adding contextual factors to the dimension where the size of the unit being analysed is considered. Based on empirical investigations of resource allocation systems and research evaluation practices, as well as the previous literature conceptualising bibliometric analyses, a framework based on Whitley’s (2000) notion of research fields as ‘reputational work organisations’, is discussed. The results suggest adding a contextual ‘reputational dimension’ to the size-based dimension distinguishing between micro-, meso- and macro-level analyses. Furthermore, we propose that ‘evaluative landscapes’ (Brandter, 2017) might be a fruitful approach for further analysing how complex and multifaceted landscapes of research assessment affects the individual researcher.},
  author       = {Åström, Fredrik and Hammarfelt, Björn},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics : ISSI 2019 with a Special STI Indicators Conference Track},
  editor       = {Catalano, Giuseppe and Daraio, Cinzia and Gregori, Martina and Moed, Henk F. and Ruocco, Giancarlo},
  isbn         = {978-88-3381-118-5},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1256--1261},
  publisher    = {International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics},
  title        = {Conceptualising dimensions of bibliometric assessment: From resource allocation systems to evaluative landscapes},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/75522463/ISSI_paper_218proceeding.pdf},
  year         = {2019},
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