The analysis of research collaboration by field is traditionally conducted beginning with the classification of the publications from the context of interest. In this work we propose an alternative approach based on the classification of the authors by field. The proposed method is more precise if the intended use is to provide a benchmark for the evaluation of individual propensity to collaborate. In the current study we apply the new methodol-ogy to all Italian university researchers in the hard sciences, measuring the propensity to collaborate for the various fields: in general, and specifically with intramural colleagues, extramural domestic and extramural foreign organizations. Using a simulation, we show that the results present substantial differences from those obtained through application of traditional approaches.

Abramo, G., D'Angelo, C.A., Murgia, G. (2013). The collaboration behaviors of scientists in Italy: A field level analysis. JOURNAL OF INFORMETRICS, 7(2), 442-454 [10.1016/j.joi.2013.01.009].

The collaboration behaviors of scientists in Italy: A field level analysis

MURGIA, GIANLUCA
2013-01-01

Abstract

The analysis of research collaboration by field is traditionally conducted beginning with the classification of the publications from the context of interest. In this work we propose an alternative approach based on the classification of the authors by field. The proposed method is more precise if the intended use is to provide a benchmark for the evaluation of individual propensity to collaborate. In the current study we apply the new methodol-ogy to all Italian university researchers in the hard sciences, measuring the propensity to collaborate for the various fields: in general, and specifically with intramural colleagues, extramural domestic and extramural foreign organizations. Using a simulation, we show that the results present substantial differences from those obtained through application of traditional approaches.
Abramo, G., D'Angelo, C.A., Murgia, G. (2013). The collaboration behaviors of scientists in Italy: A field level analysis. JOURNAL OF INFORMETRICS, 7(2), 442-454 [10.1016/j.joi.2013.01.009].
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