Benchmarking citation measures among the Australian education professoriate

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

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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.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2012 06:36
Last Modified: 11 May 2021 01:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: bibliometrics; citation; quality management; researchers; education research
Fields of Research (2008): 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
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4610 Library and information studies > 461005 Informetrics
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350715 Quality management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9105 Measurement Standards and Calibration Services > 910599 Measurement Standards and Calibration Services not elsewhere classified
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