Benchmarking citation measures among the Australian education professoriate

Albion, Peter R. (2012) Benchmarking citation measures among the Australian education professoriate. Australian Educational Researcher, 39 (2). pp. 221-235. ISSN 0311-6999

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Abstract

Individual researchers and the organisations for which they work are interested in comparative measures of research performance for a variety of purposes. Such comparisons are facilitated by quantifiable measures that are easily obtained and offer convenience and a sense of objectivity. One popular measure is the Journal Impact Factor based on citation rates but it is a measure intended for journals rather than individuals. Moreover, educational research publications are not well represented in the databases most widely used for calculation of citation measures leading to doubts about the usefulness of such measures in education. Newer measures and data sources offer alternatives that provide wider representation of education research. However, research has shown that citation rates vary according to discipline and valid comparisons depend upon the availability of discipline specific benchmarks. This study sought to provide such benchmarks for Australian educational researchers based on analysis of citation measures obtained for the Australian education professoriate.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online 5 April 2012. Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Peter Albion
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2012 06:36
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2014 05:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: bibliometrics; citation; quality management; researchers; education research
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080705 Informetrics
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150313 Quality Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9105 Measurement Standards and Calibration Services > 910599 Measurement Standards and Calibration Services not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1007/s13384-012-0060-1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9212

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