My RI - Measuring your research impact.
In terms of research performance, quantitative (bibliometric) measurements are used tocomplement qualitative measures such as peer-review. Publication and citation data can be used alongside other forms of measurement and assessment of research activity for example:
- Funding received
- Awards granted
"It is important to understand what quantitative research analysis offers evaluators and decision makers – and what it cannot possibly deliver. For these techniques and tools can never be a substitute for human judgement". (Pendlebury, 2008)
The benefits of using bibliometric data to help assess research performance are:
- It is seen as a fair and objective method (rather than relying solely on qualitative measures such as peer-review)
- It is considered cost effective (data is easily produced)
- It is transparent and easy to understand
My RI by University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, The National University of Ireland, Maynooth and the NDLR adapted by Marion Kelt, Glasgow Caledonian University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.ndlr.ie/myri/.