European Educational Quality Indicators

Project coordinator: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Gogolin, University of Hamburg
 
Upon instigation of the European Educational Research Association (EERA) and its members, the University of Hamburg under supervision of Professor Ingrid Gogolin has submitted a project entitled European Educational Research Quality Indicators (EERQI) in the 7th Framework Programme of European Union.

EERQI has now been funded as a small collaborative project with 1,494,564.00  Euro and will officially begin on 1 April 2008 for a three year period.
 
The Project will be carried out by a Consortium of 19 Institutions, including two international and two national learned societies in educational research, as well as departments of education at European universities, computer and documentation centers, and publishers of educational research.

Prototype Framework

EERQI will build an advanced prototype framework for relevance assessment of research publications in educational research. This will be based on formal mechanisms including citation analysis and linking, semantically-based full text analysis and co-occurrence of information items in open access and non-open access repositories. Journal articles, books and other freely-available scholarly publications are included.
 
Educational research has been chosen as an example of research in
socially- and politically-embedded fields within the humanities and social sciences.
 
The resulting prototype framework of quality indicators and methods will provide the base toolset for a European information service for evaluation of educational research publications and can be applied to other social sciences and humanities fields. Complementary to traditional measurements of scientific quality (citation analysis, journal impact factor), new methods and indicators of quality assessment will be tested (usage assessments, versions available, other statistical methods, as well as by means of advanced, semantics-based detection of linking, correlations and referral contexts).

EERQI results will raise visibility and competitiveness of European researchers and contribute to new policy bases for funding, hiring, and evaluation decisions in European academic and research institutions.

Scientific Languages

The project will also address the complex role of the diversity of scientific languages in Europe. Different mother tongues can be a barrier to the international flow of communication, but they are at the same time fundamental to expressing complex scientific ideas which are often embedded in a certain research tradition and cultural back-ground.
Thus the project will also address the challenge of effectively dealing with multilingualism and specific 'cultural heritage' of research traditions in the European countries.

EERA Constitution

Please note, as EERA is organised as a German eingetragener Verein, the German version of the constitution is legally binding. 

Constitution (English)

Constitution (German)

General Regulations (English)

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WERA

EERA is a founding member of WERA, the World Educational Research Association. EERA seeks to nurture world-wide research partnerships through IRNs, WERA's international research networks. Being a WERA member also allows EERA to promote a European perspective in all fields of Educational Research around the globe.

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