Correlations of assessments of research group quality and productivity with group size, output numbers, and normalized impact
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
S.l. , 2012
Documentation and information
Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (STI), Montréal
University of Antwerp
We present an analysis of the extent to which group size, output numbers and normalized impact of research groups correlate with assessments of the quality and the productivity of these groups. Data are taken from an on-going program of research assessments by international peer panels at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. For a set of 52 science research groups we find that assessments of quality are highly correlated with the size of research groups, but less so with the number of publications in high impact journals and not with the normalized citation impact of the articles published. Assessments of productivity appear to be highly correlated with the amount of funding acquired, the number of articles published as well as the number of PhDs defended.