Multi-dimensional Research Performance

  • Henk F. MoedEmail author
Part of the Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Scientific and Scholarly Communication book series (QQASSC)


This chapter distinguishes the main components of the research process. It continues with a presentation of a typology of the various dimensions of research input, process, output and impact. A key distinction is between scientific-scholarly and societal impact. The chapter ends with an overview of 28 important informetric indicators or indicator families, providing information on the dimensions they cover, and their main pros and cons.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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