Published 22 September 2021 at 17.12
Domestic. Researchers at low-status educational institutions in sparsely populated areas and suburban environments are quoted almost twice as much per allocated tax crown as researchers at, for example, Karolinska Institutet, Chalmers and Lund universities. It shows figures from the Swedish Research Council's bibliometric index.
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Being quoted by other researchers is usually counted as a measure of the quality of research, but the question is whether it really applies in Sweden.
Researchers at educational institutions who are engaged in, for example, theory formation in social research, media and gender is cited significantly more often than its peers at reputable universities that focus on traditional science. One explanation may be that social research in principle means that the researcher – who is almost always a left & shy; academic – sits and writes and “develops” other left researchers' theories, discourse analyzes and critical ideas.
According to the Swedish Research Council's data, “Högskolan i Gävle” and “Högskolan Dalarna” are the most cited research & shy; institutions in Sweden, calculated per grant krona.
In Gävle, they deal with the humanities, religious studies ap, social sciences, pedagogy, sociology and “care sciences”. Dalarna University conducts research on grant payments and has, among other things, an department called the “Social Services Development Center”. Another research & shy; area in Dalarna is the humanities and media.
In fourth place is Södertörn University, a low-status & shy; educational institution in the Stockholm suburb of Flemingsberg that is often described as “anti-scientific” and politicized to the left.