ERIC Number: EJ1088107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Scholarly Productivity of Social Work Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Are h-Index Scores a Suitable Measure?
Marshall, Isiah, Jr.; Smith, Belinda Davis; Green, Makeba T.; Anderson, Brian; Harry, Sonja V.; Byrd, Yolanda M.; Pratt-Harris, Natasha C.; Bolden, Errol S.; Hill, Solomon
Journal of Social Work Education, v52 n1 p95-107 2016
Faculty scholarship at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) has in the past served as a blueprint for the Black masses. Even today, HBCU faculty scholarship continues to be an informative source to communicate accurate information regarding marginalized groups. This study examines h-index scores of 65 faculty members at five doctorate-granting schools of social work. The majority of calculated h-index scores were considered to be low in terms of productivity. We make the argument that these scores are not a good measure of productivity because of the problematic nature of their use to evaluate HBCU faculty. Implications for future research, practice, and teaching are presented.
Descriptors: Social Work, Black Colleges, Productivity, College Faculty, Scholarship, Scores, Teacher Evaluation, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Citation Indexes, Outcome Measures, Faculty Publishing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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