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Methods of coping with social desirability bias: A review.
- A. Nederhof
- 1 July 1985
Social desirability is one of the most common sources of bias affecting the validity of experimental and survey research findings. From a self-presentational perspective, social desirability can be…
Bibliometric monitoring of research performance in the Social Sciences and the Humanities: A Review
- A. Nederhof
- 14 January 2006
This paper addresses research performance monitoring of the social sciences and the humanities using citation analysis using a broader range of both publications and citation indicators and three options for bibliometric monitoring are discussed.
The Holy Grail of science policy: Exploring and combining bibliometric tools in search of scientific excellence
This study presents a comparative analysis of a number of standard and new indicators of research performance or 'scientific excellence', using techniques applied in studies conducted by CWTS in recent years.
Assessing the usefulness of bibliometric indicators for the humanities and the social and beha vioural sciences: A comparative study
Although many publications were written in English, only experimental psychology, general linguistics, anthropology, and genrral literature were internationally oriented regarding output media.
Effects of a final telephone reminder and questionnaire cover design in mail surveys
- A. Nederhof
- 1 December 1988
Quality Judgments of Journals as Indicators of Research Performance in the Humanities and the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
This study had two main goals. First, an attempt was made to construct and validate an indicator of research performance through collecting peer judgments on the quality of journals by means of a…
Between dirigism and laissez-faire: Effects of implementing the science policy priority for biotechnology in the Netherlands
Towards Research Performance in the Humanities
It is argued that librarians are not infrequently requested to provide assistance in collecting data related to research performance assessments, and that the methodology described in the paper aims at offering a general framework for such activities, and can be used by librarian as a line of action whenever they become involved.
Mapping the social and behavioral sciences world-wide: Use of maps in portfolio analysis of national research efforts
It is shown that the maps, enriched with scientometric indicators of strengths and weaknesses of national research efforts, can be important tools for science policy.
International scientific co-operation and awareness within the European community: Problems and perspectives
This paper adopts primarily the science policy point of view, and uses the combination of various quantitative, bibliometric analyses and qualitative research on the structure of science and the relations between science and society.