Multidisciplinarity and collaboration are increasingly recognized as necessary in order to exchange knowledge across disciplines, foster learning, and address problems that transcend a single distinct academic field.
Existing bibliometric measures, such as citation counts and the h-index tend to reinforce research output within a single field.
Going beyond counts of publications and citations, we are interested in analyzing and quantifying the degree to which a researcher, a research activity, and a set of research outputs are collaborative and multidisciplinary. Further, we seek to understand how these new measures compare with more traditional measures of productivity.
In this poster, we present the results of our comparative analysis of several measures of research output for a large multidisciplinary team.