New PDF release: Bibliometrics in Social Work

By Gary Holden, Gary Rosenberg, Kathleen Barker

Bibliometrics in Social paintings examiness the cross-disciplinary box of bibliometrics, together with the a number of options and functions which have been defined within the scholarly literature. relocating past this basic evaluate, the authors study purposes of bibliometrics in social paintings. next chapters element how the method can be utilized to illustrate the eventual effect at the box of courses in chosen journals. those analyses are carried out utilizing the bibliometric strategy known as quotation research. The authors then movement directly to current what's going to be a debatable suggestion to a few within the box: utilizing bibliometrics strategies in making educational team of workers judgements. The authors suggest that hiring, retention, tenure and promoting judgements should be made extra uniform and reasonable through the use of quotation research. a chain of specialists in bibliometric analyses then severely reply to those preliminary chapters. The authors finish by way of weaving their responses to those commentators with new scholarship on bibliometrics that has lately seemed.

This special publication is a beneficial relief for social paintings students. Drawing on extensive interdisciplinary streams of scholarship from world wide, the gathering illuminates a box that isn't renowned to social staff. whereas carefully advocating for a few functions of the procedure, the authors stability this place by way of offering a entire precis of the criticisms of the approach and by means of the inclusion of a chain of serious commentaries by means of the prime specialists on those concerns within the box of social paintings. Bibliometrics in Social paintings either summarizes what we all know and pushes the sphere to consider how social paintings execs can use this method of enhance our scholarship and the assessment of students.

Bibliometrics in Social paintings addreses:

  • theoretical and methodological issuess
  • professionals and cons from the view of diverse bibliometric scholars
  • bibliometrics outdoors of social work
  • functions inside of social paintings formerly pronounced within the literature
  • estimates which were mentioned within the literature of ways a lot social staff submit and what sort of impression these guides have had
  • how quotation research can be utilized to analyzed a variety of courses in one magazine and their next impact
  • how quotation research should be used to enhance educational employment decisions
  • issues concerning self-citation and a number of authorship
  • size concerns in bibliometrics (e.g., age alterations; focus citedness, and uncitedness; the cost Index; lag instances; patience; synchronous and diachronous self-citations; the a number of writer Qualifier)

Bibliometrics in Social paintings significantly examines those equipment and their functions in social paintings. The publication should be an enlightening learn for social paintings students and people educational directors concerned about the review of social paintings students, in addition to educational librarians that help social paintings courses.

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