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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): 490-497
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.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.urlhttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/103520079/abstract
dc.subjectAcademic websites
dc.subjectImpact factor
dc.subjectWebsites
dc.subjectLink analysis
dc.subjectLinks (hypermedia)
dc.subjectUser studies
dc.subjectOrganisational productivity
dc.subjectWebometrics
dc.titleThree target document range metrics for university web sites
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
html.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.


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