Van Leeuwen Thed (2008). Â« Testing the validity of the Hirsch-index for research assessment purposes Â». Research Evaluation, vol. 17, nÂ° 2, juin, p. 157–160. ISSN 0958-2029. En ligne : <http://dx.doi.org/10.3152/095820208X319175>.
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This paper describes the results of a recent bibliometric study conducted in the Netherlands focusing on the level of the individual researcher, in relation to an academic reward system. In this study, the Hirsch-Index is compared with various bibliometric indicators and other characteristics of researchers, and its usefulness in particularly research assessment procedures is tested. We find a strong bias towards the research field(s) in which a researcher is active, thereby limiting the validity of this indicator for the specific interest of evaluation practices. Further analyses on a sample of scientists of various ages should test the sensitivity of the indicator towards age or length of career.
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