New PDF release: Bibliometrics in Social Work

By Gary Holden, Gary Rosenberg, Kathleen Barker

ISBN-10: 0789030705

ISBN-13: 9780789030702

Bibliometrics in Social paintings examiness the cross-disciplinary box of bibliometrics, together with the a number of thoughts and functions which were defined within the scholarly literature. relocating past this normal evaluate, the authors study functions of bibliometrics in social paintings. next chapters aspect how the strategy can be utilized to illustrate the eventual influence at the box of guides in chosen journals. those analyses are carried out utilizing the bibliometric strategy often called quotation research. The authors then circulation directly to current what's going to be a arguable notion to a few within the box: utilizing bibliometrics strategies in making educational team of workers judgements. The authors suggest that hiring, retention, tenure and promoting judgements may be made extra uniform and reasonable by utilizing quotation research. a sequence of specialists in bibliometric analyses then seriously reply to those preliminary chapters. The authors finish by way of weaving their responses to those commentators with new scholarship on bibliometrics that has lately seemed.

This distinctive e-book is a important reduction for social paintings students. Drawing on wide interdisciplinary streams of scholarship from worldwide, the gathering illuminates a box that isn't renowned to social staff. whereas carefully advocating for a few functions of the process, the authors stability this place through proposing a entire precis of the criticisms of the procedure and via the inclusion of a sequence of serious commentaries through the prime specialists on those concerns within the box of social paintings. Bibliometrics in Social paintings either summarizes what we all know and pushes the sector to contemplate how social paintings pros can use this method of enhance our scholarship and the assessment of students.

Bibliometrics in Social paintings addreses:

  • theoretical and methodological issuess
  • execs and cons from the view of diverse bibliometric scholars
  • bibliometrics open air of social work
  • functions inside of social paintings formerly suggested within the literature
  • estimates which have been said within the literature of ways a lot social staff post and what kind of impression these guides have had
  • how quotation research can be utilized to analyzed a range of courses in one magazine and their next impact
  • how quotation research may be used to enhance educational employment decisions
  • matters relating to self-citation and a number of authorship
  • size matters in bibliometrics (e.g., age changes; focus citedness, and uncitedness; the cost Index; lag instances; patience; synchronous and diachronous self-citations; the a number of writer Qualifier)

Bibliometrics in Social paintings severely examines those tools and their functions in social paintings. The e-book might be an enlightening learn for social paintings students and people educational directors considering the overview of social paintings students, in addition to educational librarians that help social paintings courses.

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