Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Scientific and Scholarly Communication

Science Dynamics and Research Production

Indicators, Indexes, Statistical Laws and Mathematical Models

Authors: Vitanov, Nikolay K.

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  • Presents mathematical methods to evaluate the efficiency of research
  • Describes models, indicators and indexes to quantify research productivity
  • Shows ways to improve the output of research groups and organizations
  • Discusses nonlinear dynamics of scientific entities
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This book deals with methods to evaluate scientific productivity. In the book statistical methods, deterministic and stochastic models and numerous indexes are discussed that will help the reader to understand the nonlinear science dynamics and to be able to develop or construct systems for appropriate evaluation of research productivity and management of research groups and organizations. The dynamics of science structures and systems is complex, and the evaluation of research productivity requires a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods and measures. The book has three parts. The first part is devoted to mathematical models describing the importance of science for economic growth and systems for the evaluation of research organizations of different size. The second part contains descriptions and discussions  of numerous indexes for the evaluation of the productivity of researchers and groups of researchers of different size (up to the comparison of research productivities of research communities of nations). Part three contains discussions of non-Gaussian laws connected to scientific productivity and presents various deterministic and stochastic models of science dynamics and research productivity. The book shows that many famous fat tail distributions as well as many deterministic and stochastic models and processes, which are  well known from physics, theory of extreme events or population dynamics, occur also in the description of dynamics of scientific systems and in the description of the characteristics of research productivity. This is not a surprise as scientific systems are nonlinear, open and dissipative.

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Science and Society. Assessment of Research

    Pages 3-52

    Vitanov, Nikolay K.

  • Commonly Used Indexes for Assessment of Research Production

    Pages 55-99

    Vitanov, Nikolay K.

  • Additional Indexes and Indicators for Assessment of Research Production

    Pages 101-154

    Vitanov, Nikolay K.

  • Frequency and Rank Approaches to Research Production. Classical Statistical Laws

    Pages 157-193

    Vitanov, Nikolay K.

  • Selected Models for Dynamics of Research Organizations and Research Production

    Pages 195-268

    Vitanov, Nikolay K.

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-41631-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41629-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82401-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science Dynamics and Research Production
Book Subtitle
Indicators, Indexes, Statistical Laws and Mathematical Models
Authors
Series Title
Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Scientific and Scholarly Communication
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41631-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41631-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41629-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82401-7
Series ISSN
2365-8371
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 285
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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