Peer reviews and bibliometric indicators: a comparative study at a Norwegian university

Peer reviews and bibliometric indicators: a comparative study at a Norwegian university This study investigates the relationship between bibliometric indicators and the outcomes of peer reviews. Based on a case study of research groups at the University of Bergen, Norway, we examine how various bibliometric indicators correlate with evaluation ratings given by expert committees. The analysis shows positive but relatively weak correlations for all the selected indicators. Particular attention is devoted to the reasons for the discrepancies. We find that shortcomings of the peers' assessments, of the bibliometric indicators, as well as lack of comparability, can explain why the correlation was not stronger. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research Evaluation Oxford University Press

Peer reviews and bibliometric indicators: a comparative study at a Norwegian university

Research Evaluation, Volume 13 (1) – Apr 1, 2004

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Oxford University Press
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© Published by Oxford University Press.
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Papers
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0958-2029
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1471-5449
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10.3152/147154404781776563
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This study investigates the relationship between bibliometric indicators and the outcomes of peer reviews. Based on a case study of research groups at the University of Bergen, Norway, we examine how various bibliometric indicators correlate with evaluation ratings given by expert committees. The analysis shows positive but relatively weak correlations for all the selected indicators. Particular attention is devoted to the reasons for the discrepancies. We find that shortcomings of the peers' assessments, of the bibliometric indicators, as well as lack of comparability, can explain why the correlation was not stronger.

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Research EvaluationOxford University Press

Published: Apr 1, 2004

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