Bibliometrics in Social Work

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Bibliometrics in Social Work reviews the pros and cons of using bibliometrics to track patterns of publication in social work research. This book is a valuable aid in helping social work scholars decide what - and where - to publish with a particular emphasis placed on citation analysis. The book includes a study of articles published in Social Work in Health Care during the 1990s and the subsequent citations elsewhere, a proposal for a bibliometric decision-making aid for use by faculty committees in academic employment decisions, and a critical look at the future of bibliometric research.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789030702
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Series: Social Work in Health Care Series
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

  • Tracing Thought Through Time and Space: A Selective Review of Bibliometrics in Social Work (Gary Holden, Gary Rosenberg, and Kathleen Barker)
  • What Happens to Our Ideas? A Bibliometric Analysis of Articles in Social Work in Health Care in the 1990s (Gary Rosenberg, Gary Holden, and Kathleen Barker)
  • Bibliometrics: A Potential Decision Making Aid in Hiring, Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Decisions (Gary Holden, Gary Rosenberg, and Kathleen Barker)
  • Following in the Footnotes of Giants: Citation Analysis and Its Discontents (Irwin Epstein)
  • The Paradox of Faculty Publications in Professional Journals (Robert G. Green)
  • Politics of Personnel and Landscapes of Knowledge (Stuart A. Kirk)
  • Bibliometrics: The Best Available Information? (Waldo C. Klein and Martin Bloom)
  • Bibliometrics and Social Work: A Two-Edged Sword Can Still Be a Blunt Instrument (Jan Ligon and Bruce A. Thyer)
  • Shallow Science or Meta-Cognitive Insights: A Few Thoughts on Reflection via Bibliometrics (Gary Holden, Gary Rosenberg, and Kathleen Barker)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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