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 ...
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Overview

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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Tracing thought through time and space : a selective review of bibliometrics in social work 1
What happens to our ideas? : a bibliometric analysis of articles in Social work in health care in the 1990s 35
Bibliometrics : a potential decision making aid in hiring, reappointment, tenure and promotion decisions 67
Following in the footnotes of giants : citation analysis and its discontents 93
The paradox of faculty publications in professional journals 103
Politics of personnel and landscapes of knowledge 109
Bibliometrics : the best available information? 117
Bibliometrics and social work : a two-edged sword can still be a blunt instrument 123
Shallow science or meta-cognitive insights : a few thoughts on reflection via bibliometrics 129
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