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The field factor: towards a metric for academic institutions
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Department of Culture Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
University of Gothenburg.
2009 (English)In: RESEARCH EVALUATION, ISSN 0958-2029, Vol. 18, no 3, 243-250 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We present a new model for performance-related funding of universities in Sweden. The model is based oil number of papers in international scientific journals, but relies oil an estimation of field-adjusted production per scientific/technological area Author counts are based oil potential authors using the Waring distribution for 34 areas of science (Schubert and Braun, 1992) We apply this model to the Swedish university system and illustrate with the reallocations that Would follow from a complete implementation. Next, we test the accuracy of the method using publication data from six Swedish universities and four Norwegian universities. In conclusion we discuss advantages and drawbacks with the method

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2009. Vol. 18, no 3, 243-250 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-51764DOI: 10.3152/095820209X466892OAI: diva2:277359
Available from: 2009-11-17 Created: 2009-11-17 Last updated: 2009-11-17

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