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Can Data Measure Faculty Productivity? Rutgers Professors Say No

http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Data-Measure-Faculty/234595

“They are undercutting my reputation in some ways and actually inflating my reputation in other ways,” he said. “It’s all intellectually dishonest.”

The data come from Academic Analytics, a company that measures scholarly productivity. It adds up professors’ journal articles, citations, books, research grants, and awards, and compares those numbers with national benchmarks. At the moment, the database includes more than 270,000 faculty members.