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Why are the Most Influential Books in Australian Sociology not Necessarily the Most Highly Cited Ones?

Gloser, Jochen


The vote by TASA members on the 'Most Influential Book in Australian Sociology' (MIBAS) provides an opportunity to compare quantitative indicators based on citations with the peer review represented by the MIBAS votes. While it is generally agreed that citations are only a partial indicator of such a complex phenomenon as quality, citations are regarded as a reflection of a publication's, author's or research group's 'impact' or influence. This assumption is explored by applying several...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Sociology
DOI: 10.1177/1440783304046370


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