Assessing Italian research quality: A comparison between bibliometric evaluation and informed peer review

Graziella Bertocchi, Alfonso Gambardella, Tullio Jappelli, Carmela A. Nappi, Franco Peracchi 28 July 2014

a

A

Measuring research quality is a topic of growing interest to universities and research institutions. It has become a central issue in relation to the efficient allocation of public resources, which – in many countries and especially in Europe – represent the main component of university funding. Many countries – Australia, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Scandinavian countries, and the UK – have introduced national assessment exercises to gauge the quality of university research.

a

A

Topics:  Frontiers of economic research

Tags:  Universities, research, citations, science, academia, research quality, peer review, research assessments, bibliometrics

Towards measuring research supervision quality

Richard S J Tol 20 April 2014

a

A

Academics do many things. We teach, research, run departments, engage in public debate, and train young researchers. The outputs of some of these activities are routinely measured and thus play an important role in rewards and promotion. The standard and mostly widely followed measures involve publication outputs (see Hudson 2013 and Conley et al. 2011). Other activities are rarely assessed and thus left to the intrinsic motivation of the academic. Research supervision is one.

a

A

Topics:  Frontiers of economic research

Tags:  economic research, research quality, supervision quality