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Kvalitetsmätning med citationsindex — en fallgrop för sociologin

THOMAS BRANTE and SUNE SUNESSON
Sociologisk Forskning
Vol. 27, No. 2, Jordbruk, småföretag, samhällsplanering (1990), pp. 47-57
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20851005
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Abstract

It is argued that citation indexing, or citation addition, is a dubious method for measuring scientific quality. The technical and substantial problems of this method are so severe that it is not even viable to regard it as an 'indirect' or 'supplementary' heuristic, as it is sometimes suggested. Further, the method will drastically alter the strategic rationality of individual scientists as well as scientific networks. To introduce citation addition on a broad scale in social science would be tantamount to handing over our remaining fragmentary control over its intellectual content to a mechanic, bureaucratic — and foreign — counting device.

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