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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27374
Title:
Three target document range metrics for university web sites
Authors:
Thelwall, Mike; Wilkinson, David
Abstract:
Three new metrics are introduced that measure the range of use of a university Web site by its peers through different heuristics for counting links targeted at its pages. All three give results that correlate significantly with the research productivity of the target institution. The directory range model, which is based upon summing the number of distinct directories targeted by each other university, produces the most promising results of any link metric yet. Based upon an analysis of changes between models, it is suggested that range models measure essentially the same quantity as their predecessors but are less susceptible to spurious causes of multiple links and are therefore more robust.
Citation:
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 54(6): 490-497
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27374
DOI:
10.1002/asi.10222
Additional Links:
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/103520079/abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
15322882; 15322890
Appears in Collections:
Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group; Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mike-
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, David-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-21T10:49:55Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-21T10:49:55Z-
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 54(6): 490-497en
dc.identifier.issn15322882-
dc.identifier.issn15322890-
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/asi.10222-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27374-
dc.description.abstractThree new metrics are introduced that measure the range of use of a university Web site by its peers through different heuristics for counting links targeted at its pages. All three give results that correlate significantly with the research productivity of the target institution. The directory range model, which is based upon summing the number of distinct directories targeted by each other university, produces the most promising results of any link metric yet. Based upon an analysis of changes between models, it is suggested that range models measure essentially the same quantity as their predecessors but are less susceptible to spurious causes of multiple links and are therefore more robust.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/103520079/abstracten
dc.subjectImpact factoren
dc.subjectWebsitesen
dc.subjectLink analysisen
dc.subjectLinks (hypermedia)en
dc.subjectUser studiesen
dc.subjectOrganisational productivityen
dc.subjectWebometricsen
dc.subjectAcademic websites-
dc.titleThree target document range metrics for university web sitesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the American Society for Information Science and Technologyen
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