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HuMetricsHSS: Metrics in the Humanities
Approaches to creating ‘humane’ research evaluation metrics for the humanities
by Stacy Konkiel, Nov 2018. "There are many complexities and challenges associated with developing ‘humane’ research evaluation metrics in the humanities. This monumental task can only be addressed by reverse engineering evaluation metrics based upon the practices and values that funders, institutions, professional societies and individuals want to encourage in their disciplines. The work of the HuMetricsHSS initiative is described in this article as a framework for doing so."
Research Quality Plus (RQ+)
A Better Measure of Research from the Global South
-- by Jean Lebel and Robert McLean, 4 July 2018.
-- This article describes efforts by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa to define Research Quality Plus (RQ+), a measure of value that takes into consideration contextual factors, dimensions of quality, and systematic assessment using rubrics and evidence.
-- "Dominant techniques of research evaluation take a narrow view of what constitutes quality, thus undervaluing unique solutions to unique problems. ...So we at the IDRC developed a tool to evaluate the quality of research that is grounded in, and applicable to, the local experience."
Relative Citation Ratio (RCR) from NIH
The Relative Citation Ratio (RCR) is a NIH metric representing a citation-based measure of scientific influence. The RCR normalizes the number of citations a work receives by taking into account the average number of citations received by works in that field.
This metric will only be available for works in PubMed from about 1995 onwards.