Is content analysis either practical or desirable for research evaluation?
UNSPECIFIED. (2000) Is content analysis either practical or desirable for research evaluation? Omega - International Journal of Management Science, 28 (2). pp. 241-245. ISSN 0305-0483Full text not available from this repository.
This note responds to comments by Doyle (Omega, 1999;27:403-405) and Jones (Omega, 1999;27:397-401) on my contribution (Omega 1997;25:599-603) to the ongoing debate on judging the quality of research at business schools (a debate initiated by the same two authors and their co-authors). Both contributors have critically examined the use of Reisman and Kirschnick's work on the content analysis of MS/OR articles, each from a different perspective; Doyle sets out the analytical steps that would be required and argues that there are few, if any, gains to be made from the additional work involved in the content analysis. Jones argues that, even though content analysis has yet to be tried, peer review of journals and citation indices studies are to be preferred because they appear relatively more valid, reliable and practicable. In response I restate the case for analysing content, consider the specific arguments of Doyle and Jones, air other concerns, and conclude that content analysis should remain on the agenda despite the obvious difficulties. An analysis of the 1994 volume of the Journal of the Operational Research Society is described to illustrate how the use of content analysis can provide insight. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Omega - International Journal of Management Science|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Official Date:||April 2000|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 241-245|
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