ERIC Number: EJ810386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
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Institutional Research Productivity in Science Education for the 1990s: Top 30 Rankings
Barrow, Lloyd H.; Settlage, John; Germann, Paul J.
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v17 n4 p357-365 Aug 2008
The purpose of this study was to identify the major science education programs in the United States, where the science education researchers published their research. This research is the first study of the scholarly productivity of science education programs at domestic institutions of higher education. Each issue of the eight research journals ("Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Science Education, International Journal of Science Education, Journal of Science Teacher Education, School Science and Mathematics, Journal of Computers in Math and Science Teaching, Journal of Science Education and Technology, and Journal of Elementary Science Education") published in the 1990s provided the author(s) and their institutional affiliation. The resultant ranking of raw and weighted counts for the top 30 science educations programs shows variation in journals where research was published. Overall, regardless whether the total number of publications (raw) or weighted rating there was 90% agreement among top 10 and 70% agreement among the bottom 10. Potential explanations for variations and uses for rankings are discussed.
Descriptors: Productivity, Institutional Research, Science Education, Higher Education, Periodicals, Educational Researchers, College Faculty, Faculty Publishing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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