ERIC Number: ED333814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Institutional Affiliations of Psychology Authors, 1983-1988.
This study sought to rank the quality of psychology departments for graduate study by number of journal articles published in the period 1983 through March, 1988. Referring to the 16 content classifications used in "PsycLit" (the CD-ROM version of "Psychological Abstracts"), as well as a list of 70 leading institutions, a computer search was executed for the number of articles published by faculty associated with each institution. Since medical school contributions are significant for some institutions, those numbers are included. The study found that University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is the most productive institution with Pittsburgh second. Five other institutions had the most publications in an area: Illinois, University of California (Davis), Indiana, University of California (Berkeley), and Minnesota. The importance of medical school contributions was clear in the case of Pittsburgh (46 percent of publications coming from medical school sources) and other institutions. In addition, the data indicate that the strength of a school's reputation may rest on a very focused area of research. It is noted that an institution may be predominant in a particular specialty but not stand out in studies using broad subject category rankings such as this one. The report includes numerous tables detailing the study's results. (16 references) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.