Blind Matching Versus Matchmaking: Comparison Group Selection for Highly Creative Researchers

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dc.contributor.author Rogers, Juan en_US
dc.contributor.author Shapira, Philip en_US
dc.contributor.author Youtie, Jan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-17T18:53:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-17T18:53:49Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/32381
dc.description Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy 2009 en_US
dc.description This presentation was part of the session : Other Papers en_US
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dc.description.abstract This research examines approaches for constructing a comparison group relative to highly creative researchers in nanotechnology and human genetics in the US and Europe. Such a comparison group would be useful in identifying factors that contribute to scientific creativity in these emerging fields. Two comparison group development approaches are investigated. The first approach is based on propensity score analysis and the second is based on knowledge from the literature on scientific creativity and early career patterns. In the first approach, the log of citations over the years of activity in the domains under analysis produces a significant result, but the distribution of matches is not adequate at the middle and high ends of the scale. The second approach matches highly creative researchers in nanotechnology and human genetics with a comparison group of researchers that have the same or similar early career characteristics were considered: (1) same first year of publication (2) same subject category of the first publication, (3) similar publication volume for the first six years in the specified emerging domain. High levels of diversity among the highly creative researchers, especially those in human genetics, underscore the difficulties of constructing a comparison group to understand factors that have brought about their level of performance. en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ACSIP09. Other Papers en_US
dc.subject Nanotechnology
dc.subject Human genetics
dc.subject Researcher performance
dc.title Blind Matching Versus Matchmaking: Comparison Group Selection for Highly Creative Researchers en_US
dc.type Proceedings en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename Georgia Institute of Technology. Enterprise Innovation Institute en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Public Policy en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename Manchester Institute of Innovation Research en_US


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