The Use of Bibliometrics to Monitor the Performance of the New Zealand Tertiary Education System

Smart, Warren (2009). The Use of Bibliometrics to Monitor the Performance of the New Zealand Tertiary Education System. In: , National and Institutional Perspectives on Metrics Based Research Evaluation. Biometrics Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (). 16-17 April, 2009.

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Author Smart, Warren
Title of paper The Use of Bibliometrics to Monitor the Performance of the New Zealand Tertiary Education System
Conference name Biometrics Conference
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 16-17 April, 2009
Convener Thomson Reuters & The University of Queensland
Proceedings title National and Institutional Perspectives on Metrics Based Research Evaluation
Publisher ISI Web of Knowledge Australia
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This presentation discusses the role of bibliometrics in monitoring the performance of the New Zealand tertiary education system. The Ministry of Education uses aggregated data from Thomson Reuters to monitor the research performance of the tertiary sector and individual providers. The bibliometric data is used to benchmark the performance of New Zealand universities and is also used to monitor the impact of the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) – the research funding allocation system for New Zealand’s tertiary education organisations. The bibliometric data shows that the median relative academic impact of New Zealand indexed research sits between Australian Go8 universities and non-Go8 universities. It also suggests there has been a shift in the research performance of New Zealand universities since the PBRF was introduced in 2004. Since then, the share of world indexed publications by New Zealand university authors has increased along with their share of world citations. The operation of the PBRF is constantly being reviewed and the Ministry of Education will watch the increased use of bibliometrics in the United Kingdom and Australia with interest.
Subjects 130103 Higher Education
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Session: National Systems

 
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