Document Server@UHasselt >
Research publications >
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title: ||Monitoring advances in chemical engineering|
|Authors: ||Peters, H.P.F.|
Van Raan, A.F.J.
|Issue Date: ||1988|
|Citation: ||Egghe, L. & Rousseau, R. (Ed.) Informetrics 87/88, Belgium : Diepenbeek, Pag 175-195|
|Abstract: ||This paper describes an approach to monitoring scientific progress in
chemical engineering in order to operationalize concepts such as
'research performance' which can be used in the retrospective
evaluation and the future anticipation of scientific research activities.
We focus on various quantitative methods. Bibliometric methods form
an important, but not the only, part of the work. The use of
bibliometric approaches and measures is plagued by many problems.
This is especially true for the more applied sciences, like chemical
engineering. Nevertheless, there is very few research on the problem of
the use of bibliometric indicators in applied sciences. The differences
between the many disciplines can be very large, and therefore it is
important to investigate this point thoroughly, for each major applied
discipline. Only then can other possibilities to construct performance
indicators (e.g., on a non-bibliometric quantitative base) be studied
We proceeded along two main lines. First, a number of prestigeous
journals is used as a data source. Secondly, outstanding scientists in
chemical engineering have been identified, and their bibliographies have
been analyzed. Using these different data sources, a variety of
quantitative techniques is applied to elaborate the data and to
construct (possible) indicators: publication analysis, (co4word analysis,
citation analysis (including journal-to-journal citation data). Furthermore,
recently developed advanced data-analytical techniques are used to
display complicated data-relations.
We thus exolore the role of auantitative. and in mrticular bibliometric
techniques, ' in monitoring ahvances in chemical engineering. The
usefulness of bibliometric indicators will be discussed in detail,
additional methods and techniques will be presented.|
|Type: ||Proceedings Paper|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
Files in This Item:
|N/A||510.71 kB||Adobe PDF|
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.