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Here is a link to their NBER working paper:  http://www.nber.org/papers/w19905

 

And this is the citation:  Collaborating With People Like Me: Ethnic Co-authorship within the US, Richard B. Freeman, Wei Huang, inHigh-Skill Immigration (2014), (University of Chicago Press), Journal of Labor Economics 

 

While I agree that there are major problems with equating scholarly quality with number of citations, they do also look at the impact factors of the journals of publications.  More importantly, this is a great example of bibliometric techniques being applied to substantive questions beyond the structure of academic disciplines.  There are many fascinating questions that could be analyzed using these techniques:  What work tends to have influence in policy debates, how are contested facts and theories resolved in disparate disciplines, etc. 

 

Chris

 

 

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Hi networkers:


Here is a really interesting story from NPR.  The claim is that more diverse teams make for better quality science, where citations=quality.  I have not read the actual study(couldn’t find a link in a quick search…). But a major pushback from all the audience so far saying networks=citations. 

 

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/21/292225798/does-diversity-on-research-team-improve-quality-of-science?sc=17&f=3

 

 

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