The Project Objectives
EERQI is building an advanced prototype framework for relevance assessment of research publications in educational research. This is based on formal mechanisms including citation analysis and linking, semantic-based full text analysis and co-occurrence of information items in open access and non-open access repositories. Journal articles, books and other freely available scholarly publications are included. Educational research has been chosen as an example of research in socially and politically embedded fields within the humanities and social sciences.
The resulting prototype framework of quality indicators and methods will provide the base toolset for a European information service for evaluation of educational research publications and can be applied to other social sciences and humanities fields. Complementary to traditional measurements of scientific quality (citation analysis, journal impact factor), new methods and indicators of quality assessment will be tested (usage assessments, versions available, other statistical methods, as well as by means of advanced, semantic-based detection of linking, correlations and referral contexts).
EERQI results will raise visibility and competitiveness of European researchers and contribute to new policy bases for funding, hiring, and evaluation decisions in European academic and research institutions.