Citations and the fallacy of division

Cameron Neylon, Wonkhe, Dec 05, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I've seen various promotion criteria worded "candidates will need 100 publications..." as though that were a measure of anything real (it also demanded a certain H-index as well). But there is no correlation between citations and academic merit. "Not only are the statistics flawed but no rigorous and comprehensive theoretical link can be made between what we are measuring and what we want to evaluate."

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