Posts Tagged ‘metrics’

Science Metrics: A great collection of articles from Nature

A great collection of articles from Nature on measuring science.

The value of scientific output is often measured, to rank one nation against another, allocate funds between universities, or even grant or deny tenure. Scientometricians have devised a multitude of ‘metrics’ to help in these rankings. Do they work? Are they fair? Are they over-used? Nature investigates.

More from Nature here (some of the particularly  interesting links below):

Assessing assessment

Do metrics matter?

A profusion of measures