The Resource Bibliometrics as a tool for supporting prospective R&D decision-making in the health sciences : strengths, weaknesses and options for future development

Bibliometrics as a tool for supporting prospective R&D decision-making in the health sciences : strengths, weaknesses and options for future development

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Bibliometrics as a tool for supporting prospective R&D decision-making in the health sciences : strengths, weaknesses and options for future development
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Bibliometrics as a tool for supporting prospective R&D decision-making in the health sciences
Title remainder
strengths, weaknesses and options for future development
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Language
eng
Summary
Bibliometric analysis is an increasingly important part of a broader 'toolbox' of evaluation methods available to R&D policymakers to support decision-making. In the US, UK and Australia, for example, there is evidence of gradual convergence over the past ten years towards a model of university research assessment and ranking incorporating the use of bibliometric measures. In Britain, the Department of Health (England) has shown growing interest in using bibliometric analysis to support prospective R&D decision-making, and has engaged RAND Europe's expertise in this area through a number of exercises since 2005. These range from the macro-level selection of potentially high impact institutions, to micro-level selection of high impact individuals for the National Institute for Health Research's faculty of researchers.The aim of this document is to be an accessible, 'beginner's guide' to bibliometric theory and application in the area of health research and development (R&D) decision-making. The report also aims to identify future directions and possible next steps in this area, based on RAND Europe's work with the Department of Health to date. It is targeted at a range of audiences, and will be of interest to health and biomedical researchers, as well as R&D decision-makers in the UK and elsewhere
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VDU
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Bibliometrics as a tool for supporting prospective R&D decision-making in the health sciences : strengths, weaknesses and options for future development
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  • "Prepared with funding support from the Health R&D Policy Research Unit of the Department of Health (England)"
  • "The research described in this report was prepared for the Department of Health England."
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black and white
Contents
Structuring bibliometric analyses -- Using bibliometrics for selection procedures -- Assessing bibliometric techniques: strengths, weaknesses and caveats -- Options for the future -- Appendix A: Understanding 'impact', 'quality' and 'excellence' in research evaluation -- Appendix B: Applying bibliometrics in other contexts - two examples
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unknown
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1 online resource (xvii, 60 p.)
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electronic
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remote
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sks23988629

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