By Social Science Research Council, National Research Council, American Council on Education, American Council of Learned Sciences, Committee on an Assessment of Quality-Related Characteristics of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States
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Unfortunately, reliable information on the subsequent employment and career achievements of the graduates of individual programs is not available. 6 Although each measure has serious limitations (described below), the committee believes it more desirable to include this information than not to include data about program graduates. In identifying program graduates who had received their doctorates in the previous five years (FY1975–79),7 the faculty lists furnished 5A copy of the survey form and instructions sent to study coordinators is included in Appendix A.
Since the data are confined to 1978–79, they do not take into account institutional mobility of authors after that period. Thus, articles by authors who have moved from one institution to another since 1979 are credited to the former institution. Also, the publication counts fail to include the contributions of faculty members' publications in journals outside their primary discipline. 24Narin, pp. 283–307. Anderson, Francis Narin, and Paul McAllister, “Publication Ratings Versus Peer Ratings of Universities,” Journal of the American Society for Information Science, March 1978, pp.
2. 3As mentioned in Chapter I, the primary criterion for inclusion was that a university had awarded at least 13 doctorates in chemistry during the FY1976–78 period. About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files. Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted.
An Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States: Mathematical and Physical Sciences by Social Science Research Council, National Research Council, American Council on Education, American Council of Learned Sciences, Committee on an Assessment of Quality-Related Characteristics of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States