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Methods of coping with social desirability bias: A review.
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 beExpand
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Bibliometric monitoring of research performance in the Social Sciences and the Humanities: A Review
  • A. Nederhof
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Scientometrics
  • 14 January 2006
This paper addresses research performance monitoring of the social sciences and humanities using citation analysis. Expand
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The Holy Grail of science policy: Exploring and combining bibliometric tools in search of scientific excellence
We present 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. Expand
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Assessing the usefulness of bibliometric indicators for the humanities and the social and beha vioural sciences: A comparative study
An evaluation was made of the use of bibliometric indicators for five humanities (social history, general linguistics, general literature, Dutch literature, and Dutch language) and three disciplines in the social and behavioural sciences (experimental psychology, anthropology, and public administration) in the Netherlands. Expand
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Effects of a final telephone reminder and questionnaire cover design in mail surveys
Abstract To repair a major drawback in Dillman's (1978) procedures for mail surveys, the final follow-up by certified mailing was replaced by a telephone reminder. Two samples of DutchExpand
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International scientific co-operation and awareness within the European community: Problems and perspectives
International scientific co-operation (ISC) and awareness are topics of increasing interest for both scientists and science policy makers. Expand
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Towards Research Performance in the Humanities
This paper describes a general methodology for developing bibliometric performance indicators. Expand
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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 aExpand
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The ‘crisis’ in social psychology, an empirical approach
The preponderance of empirical research in social psychology has ofren been a central issue in the ‘crisis literature’. However, no extensive empirical study has ever been undertaken vis a vis theExpand
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