Fatal attraction: Conceptual and methodological problems in the ranking of universities by bibliometric methods

@article{Raan2005FatalAC,
  title={Fatal attraction: Conceptual and methodological problems in the ranking of universities by bibliometric methods},
  author={A. Raan},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={62},
  pages={133-143}
}
  • A. Raan
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Scientometrics
A system of input, output, and efficiency indicators is sketched out, with each indicator related to basic research, applied research, and experimental development. Mainly, this scheme is inspired by empirical innovation economics (represented in Germany, e.g., by H. Grupp) and by “advanced bibliometrics' and scientometrics (profiled by van Raan and others). After considering strengths and weaknesses of some of the indicators, possible additional “entry points' for… Expand
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