ERIC Number: EJ1048334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
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Reference Count: 28
Citation Impact Scores of Top African American Scholars in Social Work Schools: The Story behind the Data
Huggins-Hoyt, Kimberly Y.; Holosko, Michael J.; Briggs, Harold E.; Barner, John R.
Research on Social Work Practice, v25 n1 p164-170 Jan 2015
U.S. tenure-track positions have steadily declined over the past 30 years and emphasis on research productivity has escalated. To achieve higher research and scholarship goals, the literature revealed that African American scholars have additional issues to overcome beyond the usual hurdles and challenges confronting other faculty. This study explored current research productivity by examining citation impact scores ("h"-indices) collected from "Publish or Perish" of African American scholars in top 25 ranked schools of social work cited in the 2012 "U.S. News and World Report." The resultant sample consisted of N = 14 scholars with h-index scores of 9 and higher. Results revealed nonsignificant statistical differences between specified subgroupings, and 80% of these scholars overexceeded their respective school mean h-index scores. Future research calls for a more comprehensive knowledge of faculty research and scholarship activities overall, including unique subgroups of Social Work scholars such as African Americans.
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Citation Analysis, Citations (References), Tenure, Productivity, Scholarship, Scores, Publish or Perish Issue, Social Work, Statistical Significance, Meta Analysis, Literature Reviews, College Faculty, Outcome Measures, Teacher Researchers, Social Science Research
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