ERIC Number: EJ1034399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Using Social Network Analysis to Evaluate Research Productivity and Collaborations
Royal, Kenneth D.; Akers, Kathryn S.; Lybarger, Melanie A.; Zakrajsek, Todd D.
Journal of Faculty Development, v28 n1 p49-58 Jan 2014
Research productivity and collaborations are essential aspects of advancing academia. Publishing is a critical mechanism in higher education to allow faculty members to share new information in all disciplinary fields. Due to its importance, scholarly work is often heavily considered for promotion, tenure, compensation, and other merit decisions. Social network analysis (SNA) offers a useful methodology for evaluating productivity and collaborations within research networks. The purpose of this paper is to present a primer of SNA and demonstrate how SNA can be used to discern faculty research productivity and collaborations in highly integrated and complex research networks.
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Cooperation, College Faculty, Tenure, Faculty Promotion, Faculty Publishing, Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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