Accession Number : ADA296021

Title :   The Handbook of Research Impact Assessment. Edition 7. Summer 1997.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Kostoff, Ronald N.

PDF Url : ADA296021

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 537

Abstract : This handbook describes the practice of Federal research impact assessment. Evaluation of research impact is described for three cases: research selection, where the work has not yet been performed ; research review, where work and results are ongoing; and ex-post research assessment, where research has been completed and results can be tracked. Retrospective methods (such as projects hindsight and traces), qualitative methods (such as peer review), and quantitative methods (such as cost-benefit analysis and bibliometrics) are described. While peer review in its broadest sense is the most widely used method in research selection, review, and ex-post assessment, it has its deficiencies, and there is not single method which provides a complete impact evaluation. (AN)

Descriptors :   *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *MANAGEMENT BENCHMARKING, DATA BASES, REQUIREMENTS, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, POLICIES, COMPETITION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DECISION MAKING, IMPACT, MONITORING, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, COST ANALYSIS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PRODUCTIVITY, MOTIVATION, INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, SPECIALISTS, HANDBOOKS, TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT, SELECTION, INCENTIVE CONTRACTS, SCIENTISTS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE