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A Quantitative Analysis of Countries’ Research Strengths

International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership

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Title A Quantitative Analysis of Countries’ Research Strengths
 
Creator Saxena, Anurag
Brazer, S.David
Gupta, B M
 
Subject Reaseach Priorities; Cluster Analysis; Comparative Advantage; Collaboration
 
Description This study employed a multidimensional analysis to evaluate transnational patterns of scientific research to determine relative research strengths among widely varying nations. Findings from this study may inform national policy with regard to the most efficient use of scarce national research resources, including government and private funding. Research output from 34 countries is examined using a conceptual framework that emphasizes the ratio of research resources devoted to a particular field to research output measured by publications in peer-reviewed journals. Using cluster analysis and k-means analysis, we conclude that countries’ research output (as measured by the number of published peer-reviewed articles) and their efficiency (as measured by a ratio of research output to dollars allocated to research) together indicate a comparative advantage within any given country’s own menu of research choices and an absolute advantage relative to other countries. This study implies that the more countries engage in publication in areas of relative strength and consume research in areas of relative weakness, the stronger their entire research agenda will become.
 
Publisher IJEPL is a joint publication of PDK International, SFU, GMU, and UDel
 
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Date 2009-05-05
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
research-article
Quantitative
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/164
10.22230/ijepl.2009v4n3a164
 
Source International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership; Vol 4, No 3 (2009): A Quantitative Analysis of Countries’ Research Strengths
1555-5062
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/164/72
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2015 Anurag Saxena, S.David Brazer, B M Gupta
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