Publication
Title
Measuring the match between evaluators and evaluees : cognitive distances between panel members and research groups at the journal level
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Abstract
When research groups are evaluated by an expert panel, it is an open question how one can determine the match between panel and research groups. In this paper, we outline two quantitative approaches that determine the cognitive distance between evaluators and evaluees, based on the journals they have published in. We use example data from four research evaluations carried out between 2009 and 2014 at the University of Antwerp. While the barycenter approach is based on a journal map, the similarity-adapted publication vector (SAPV) approach is based on the full journal similarity matrix. Both approaches determine an entitys profile based on the journals in which it has published. Subsequently, we determine the Euclidean distance between the barycenter or SAPV profiles of two entities as an indicator of the cognitive distance between them. Using a bootstrapping approach, we determine confidence intervals for these distances. As such, the present article constitutes a refinement of a previous proposal that operates on the level of Web of Science subject categories.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Scientometrics: an international journal for all quantitative aspects of the science of science and science policy. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2016
ISSN
0138-9130
Volume/pages
109:3(2016), p. 1639-1663
ISI
000389336100013
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 03.10.2016
Last edited 07.09.2017
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