Re: Research Illusion

Sören Auer schrieb:
> Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>> Google scholar provides citation counts, which while still a
>> fairly rough measure, does include an idea of the importance
>> of any piece of work.
> I agree that citation counts are a pretty good estimate of a works impact.
> A more severe problem from my point of view is the distribution of 
> research funds.
> Existing paradigms seem to be either biased towards large established 
> organizations or well-connected, long established individuals. For 
> innovative ideas and younger researchers it is much harder.
> I have the vision that research communities' crowd intelligence could be 
> employed in the Web 2.0 style for deciding about research funding [1].

Check out Aaron Sloman's idea of a weighted lottery


> --Sören
> [1]

Received on Saturday, 9 May 2009 13:09:22 UTC