A Study for Scholarly Impacts of International Relations Academics and Departments in Turkey through Google Scholar Data

03/12/2019

ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER, VOLUME 16, NUMBER 64, 2019

Ali BALCI* Filiz CİCİOĞLU** and Duygu KALKAN***

ABSTRACT

Since computers revealed the possibility to collect and evaluate large data, there has been a significant increase in studies measuring the impact of academics. This study aims to analyse International Relations scholars and departments in Turkey by using the data from Google Scholar citation counts. Through this measurement, the study will generate a new ranking list as alternative to existing measurement lists. To control outcomes, Google-generated ranking lists will be compared with data generated from Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Thus, the study aims to make a data-based contribution to the quality assessment literature, which has become increasingly popular in Turkey.

Keywords: International Relations Departments, Google Scholar Citations, International Relations Scholars, Ranking

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* Assoc. Prof. Dr., Middle East Institute and Department of International Relations, Sakarya University

* Assist. Prof. Dr., Department of International Relations, Sakarya University

** PhD Candidate,  Department of International Relations, Sakarya University