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ERIC Number: EJ963605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1353-8322
Evaluation of Ninety-Three Major Greek University Departments Using Google Scholar
Altanopoulou, Panagiota; Dontsidou, Maria; Tselios, Nikolaos
Quality in Higher Education, v18 n1 p111-137 2012
In this article, 93 Greek university departments were evaluated according to their academics' h-index. A representative sample from the fields of social sciences and humanities, sciences, engineering, pharmacy and economics was adopted. In the reported study, 3354 (approximately 1 out of 3) academics serving in Greek universities were evaluated. The number of papers, citations and h-index have been collected for each academic, department, school and university using the Google Scholar scientific database and the citations analysis software program Publish or Perish. Analysis revealed that departments of the same academic discipline but located in different universities are characterised by strong differences on the scientific outcome. In addition, in the majority of the evaluated departments, a significant difference in h-index was observed between academics who report scientific activity on the departments' website and those who do not. The viability of the adopted method for measuring and ranking the scientific performance of higher education departments proved to be quite high. (Contains 19 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece