Assessing Quality in European Educational Research

Indicators and Approaches

  • Ingrid Gogolin
  • Fredrik Åström
  • Antje Hansen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-13
  2. Ingrid Gogolin, Fredrik Åström, Antje Hansen
    Pages 15-21
  3. Aaron Kaplan, Ágnes Sándor, Thomas Severiens, Angela Vorndran
    Pages 22-30
  4. Sybille Peters, Wolfgang Sander-Beuermann
    Pages 31-42
  5. Ágnes Sándor, Angela Vorndran
    Pages 43-55
  6. Ágnes Sándor, Angela Vorndran
    Pages 56-59
  7. Stefan Gradmann, Frank Havemann, Jenny Oltersdorf
    Pages 60-84
  8. Fredrik Åström
    Pages 85-106
  9. Thomas Severiens, Eberhard R. Hilf
    Pages 139-164

About this book


Competition-based models for research policy and management have an increasing influence throughout the research process, from attracting funding to publishing results. The introduction of quality control methods utilizing various forms of performance indicators is part of this development. The authors presented in this volume deal with the following questions: What counts as ‘quality’, and how can this be assessed? What are the possible side effects of current quality control systems on research conducted in the European Research Area, especially in the social sciences and the humanities?


  • The Search Engine
  • Semantic Analyses
  • Extrinsic Indicators & Citation Analyses
  • Intrinsic Indicators & Peer Review
  • Relevance for other research fields

Target Groups

  • Scientists from the field of educational sciences and other social sciences and humanities, particularly political studies and sociology
  • Practitioners in research administration and policy
  • Academic publishers

The Editors

Ingrid Gogolin is Professor for International Comparative and Intercultural Education Research at the University of Hamburg. She was the Coordinator of the EERQI Project.

Fredrik Åström holds a research position at Lund University Libraries Head Office and works on the visualization of research fields. He holds a Ph.D. in library and information science.

Antje Hansen is a research manager at the University of Hamburg in the Faculty of Education. She holds an MA in European Studies from Boğazıcı University, Istanbul.


Europäischer Forschungsraum Peer Review-Verfahren Qualität wissenschaftlicher Publikationen Sozial- und geisteswissenschaftliche Publikationen Zitationsanalysen

Editors and affiliations

  • Ingrid Gogolin
    • 1
  • Fredrik Åström
    • 2
  • Antje Hansen
    • 3
  1. 1.Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Lund University LibrariesLundSweden
  3. 3.Inst f. Interkulturelle u Intl Vergleichende ErziehungswissenschaftUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany

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