TABLE 7-8Research Measures and Program Size

Row LabelsNumber of ProgramsAverage of Average Number of Publications (2000– 2006) per Allocated Faculty, 2006Average of Average Citations per PublicationAverage of Percent of Faculty with Grants,Average of Awards per Allocated Faculty Member, 2006Average of Tenured Faculty as a Percent of Total Faculty, 2006
Agricultural Sciences3121.321.6681.8%0.3571.3%
Largest Quartile by Program Size331.61a2.10a85.0%a0.50a68.7%
Biological and Health Sciences11681.543.4882.3%1.1066.0%
Largest Quartile by Program Size1011.95a4.46a87.8%a2.43a64.3%
Engineering7591.621.4580.9%0.6172.2%
Largest Quartile by Program Size392.42a1.54a86.4%a1.21a76.0%a
Physical and Mathematical Sciences9112.052.0575.2%1.0472.8%
Largest Quartile by Program Size543.98a3.00a86.6%a4.54a73.8%
Social and Behavioral Sciences9240.521.4044.3%0.6272.9%
Largest Quartile by Program Size830.81a2.10a54.7%a1.20a71.7%
Humanities76411.62n.a14.5%2.0076.2%
Largest Quartile by Program Size5512.86an.a16.0%a3.42a77.8%a

Note: “n.a.” indicates not available

a

The fourth quartile is different from the average at the p= 0.05 level.

b

Publications in the humanities are measured by books and articles with books given a weight of 5 and articles a weight of 1. Humanities publications are not comparable to publications in other fields, which are measured by articles.

The fourth quartile is different from the average at the p= 0.05 level.

From: 7, The Data and Principal Findings

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A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States.
National Research Council (US) Committee on an Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs; Ostriker JP, Kuh CV, Voytuk JA, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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