Quantifying the degree of research collaboration: A comparative study of collaborative measures

Publication year: 2012 Source: Journal of Informetrics, Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 27-33 Chien Hsiang Liao, Hsiuju Rebecca Yen This article reports a comparative study of five measures that quantify the degree of research collaboration, including the collaborative index, the degree of collaboration, the collaborative coefficient, the revised collaborative coefficient, and degree centrality. The empirical results showed that these measures all capture the notion of research collaboration, which is consistent with prior studies. Moreover, the results showed that degree centrality, the revised collaborative coefficient, and the degree of collaboration had the highest coefficient estimates on research productivity, the average JIF, and the average number of citations, respectively

Publication year: 2012 Source: Journal of Informetrics, Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 27-33 Chien Hsiang Liao, Hsiuju Rebecca Yen This article reports a comparative study of five measures that quantify the degree of research collaboration, including the collaborative index, the degree of collaboration, the collaborative coefficient, the revised collaborative coefficient, and degree centrality. The empirical results showed that these measures all capture the notion of research collaboration, which is consistent with prior studies. Moreover, the results showed that degree centrality, the revised collaborative coefficient, and the degree of collaboration had the highest coefficient estimates on research productivity, the average JIF, and the average number of citations, respectively

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Quantifying the degree of research collaboration: A comparative study of collaborative measures