Quality Indicators of Research Results

Keywords: research work, evaluation, innovations, scientific result, scientometric databases, scientometric indicators, publishing productivity of the researcher.

Abstract

The article is devoted to the problems of quantitative and qualitative evaluation of research work. These problems are being actualized under the globalization influence of the formation of an innovative economy, which requires adequate financial support for research, education and other innovative factors. The quality of scientific activity has become one of the criteria for success in the modern world. Finding criteria for determining effective domestic research, taking into account the needs of national economic development in the face of increasing challenges of global competition, is extremely relevant.

Improving the reliability of the quality of research results will stimulate innovation, creative search and productive use of its results.

The article analyzes and generalizes the advantages and disadvantages of approaches to assessing the quality of research results. The advantages of scientometric evaluation (citation index, Hirsch index, impact factor) of scientific activity, productivity and progress include ease of use, low cost of assessment, as well as the ability to conduct it at the level of individual researchers, teams, organizations, countries and regions.

It is proved that in order to activate innovative processes in the economy and to make full use of the potential of science in the process of technological modernization of the Ukrainian economy, it is necessary to combine quantitative and qualitative approaches to assessment.

Applying only quantitative (scientometric) estimates will not produce the expected results. The problem of objective assessment of the quality of work of a researcher goes beyond the simplified formal scientometric indicators. This approach does not allow for high objectivity to evaluate the scientific result. Therefore, to evaluate the performance of researchers, it is proposed to use the dynamics of the quantity and quality of the content of the scientific result (innovation, generalization, validation and durability of the results) and expert judgment (the level of solving the research problem, or the usefulness of the obtained scientific results).

Proposed changes to the provisions of the Concept of reforming the system of financing and management of scientific and technical activities and a plan of measures for its implementation.

It is concluded that a comprehensive and targeted approach will help to create appropriate prerequisites for state support and ensure the development of innovative factors for the growth of the national economy.

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2020-03-12
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Shablysta, L. M. (2020). Quality Indicators of Research Results. Statistics of Ukraine, 87(4), 98-106. https://doi.org/10.31767/su.4(87)2019.04.10