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Vad forskare anser om användningen av bibliometri för att mäta deras prestationer.
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
What researchers think about the use of bibliometrics to measure their performance. (English)
Abstract [en]

At a national level, the performance at Swedish universities is evaluated using bibliometrics. A part of the research funding given to the universities from the government is distributed according to their bibliometric performance. In recent years, several Swedish universities have adopted similar systems in order to distribute funding between the different faculties at the own university according to the bibliometric performance at faculty level. The debate in media on this way of using bibliometrics indicates that scientists are negative to this quantitative method for research evaluation.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the opinions among researchers about the use of bibliometrics in research evaluation. A web-based survey has been sent out to researchers at the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Gothenburg. In total 246 researchers from the two faculties answered the survey. The results presented here show that the opinions among the scientist are divided, but in generalare not as negative as it seems from the debate in media.

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Kandidatuppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Institutionen Bibliotekshögskolan, 2015:58
Keyword [sv]
vetenskaplig publicering, bibliometri, resursfördelning, evaluering, forskare, naturvetenskap, samhällsvetenskap
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Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-10271OAI: diva2:944395
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Available from: 2016-08-03 Created: 2016-06-29 Last updated: 2016-08-03Bibliographically approved

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