Identification and research groups study in Learning, Teaching and Education Leadership

Julia Haba, Clara Haba y Julia Osca-Lluch
International Journal of Learning and Teaching

Bibliometrical indicators, based on the statistical analysis of quantitative data from scientific literature, are an essential tool in studying the acitivities of current researchers. In recent years, the use of bibliometrical indicators as a complement to other scientific indicators to analyse the research situation of a country, its evolution in time and its position in the international context, has been extended. The objective of this study is to analyse scientific productivity in Learning, Teaching and Education Leadership throughout communications presented at the World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Education Leadership (WCLTA), and which were included in the database Web of Science (WoS). The process includes three basic phases: recovery, download and normalization of the bibliographical data to study; construction of a file with the authors’ productivity; and group delimitation by means of co-authorship frequencies. The last phase of this process consists of the characterization of the process through bibliometrical indicators: size of the group, production, productivity, collaboration rates and thematic specialization. A total of 1,115 works, signed by a total of 2,619 authors, compose the sample. The data indicates that the proportionate average of signatures by authors per work is 2.35%. A total of 27% of the works have been signed by a single author, while 73% have been done by 2 or more authors. Works of co-authorship range from 404 works with two authors per work, up to a work signed by 16 authors. Out of all the works analysed only 17.13% (191) have been cited, and 82.87% (924) have never been cited. Nevertheless, no significant differences have been observed in the number of works signed or signing institutions and the number of citations received by the works. While analysing the authors’ geographical provenance, it is observed that the greater number of contributions come from Turkey, Iran, Malaysia, Romania, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic.