Accession Number:

ADA275179

Title:

An Evaluation of Techniques for Ranking Academic Information Systems Journals

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1993-09-23

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

In an evolution from academic journal prestige ranking procedures used in economics, marketing, sociology and previous efforts in information systems IS, this study developed prestige weights for IS journals based on a probability sample of 400 IS faculty in the United States and Canada. The weights are derived from subjective rankings by survey questionnaire. In addition to developing a master schedule of journal prestige weights, differences in prestige ranking are examined according to location of respondents employing school, respondents academic specialties within IS, types of degrees held by the respondents, years in which respondents earned terminal degree at a graduate school with a national ranking. Characteristics of respondents are compared to nonrespondents to test the hypothesis the respondents are representative of the sample frame. Implications of the procedure developed here are discussed in terms of its application to evaluation of research productivity in DOD laboratories. Deming, TQM, TQL, Survey assessment of TQL knowledge, Education, Experience and attitude, Naval Postgraduate School, Cohort of July 1993.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE