ERIC Number: ED253126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Comparing Citation Rates with Other Measures of Scholarly Productivity.
Kroc, Richard J.
The construct validity of scholarly productivity was investigated, with attention to definitions and measurement approaches. A nonrepresentative sample of 51 schools of education was selected to include very productive schools. Measures were made of the following variables: citations, rankings from previous studies, publications, conference participation, funding, and general institutional characteristics. Publication counts were estimated from data in the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) system. Each school of education's participation in the American Educational Research Association conference was assessed for 1981 and 1982. Information on grants awarded to schools of education during 1978-1982 was obtained from the Smithsonian Science Information Exchange. Finally, the Higher Education General Information Survey provided data on five variables: percentage of doctorates granted, total research expenditures, total overall expenditures, government grants and contracts per full-time equivalency, and average faculty salary. Conclusions include the following: program size did not significantly determine prestige; surveys on reputation did not appear to be reliable; and citation counts seemed to be the best measure of scholarly work. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Faculty Publishing
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of the American Educational Research Association Division J and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (San Francisco, CA, October 28-30, 1984).