Volume 5 Number 4 Year - 2011

Number of articles: 9


Authors: N.M. Vaxevanidis, H. Despotidi, H. Prokopiou, A. Koutsomichalis

Abstract: For the assessment of the quality of research and the scientific contribution of Higher Education Ins titutes (HEIs) and their research groups, a variety of approaches have be en proposed, including expert based qualitative approaches, such as evaluati on by widely accepted researchers in specific disciplines with broad r ecognition in the scientific community (peer-review methodology). However, th e rapid Internet proliferation and the easier access to scientific dat abases, offers an alter native approach to assessing the scientific outcome of a researcher or a Faculty. Nowadays, there seems to be a movem ent towards bibliometric measures and indices. In this paper, the resear ch output of four Engineering Departments, one being part of the School of Pedagogical & Technological Education (ASPETE) and the three others belonging to Technological Educational Institutions (TEIs) is evalu ated by using bibliometric indices such as the total and average pub lications and citations and the mean h- index. For comparison purposes the evaluation also includes two Eng. Depts; one from a University and the other from a Higher Military Educational Institute. It is concluded t hat despite the inherent limitations of bibliometrics the viability of th e adopted method for measuring and evaluating the scientific performance of higher education departments is effective in terms of Robustness, Validity, Functionality and Cost and time effectiveness. The useful results obt ained suggest that such an approach could be used in a broader context.

Keywords: uality of research, bibliometric indices, evaluation, Greek Higher Education Institute

Article info: pp. 247-254

Recieved: 01.06.2011  Accepted: 11.11.2011  UDC: 02:311.21   Downloads: 556

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