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Evaluación de la actividad investigadora universitaria: Una aplicación a la Universidad de Valladolid

  • CASTRODEZA CHAMORRO, C

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    (Facultad de Ciencias Económicas. Departamento de Economía Aplicada (Matemáticas) Universidad de Valladolid.)

  • PEÑA GARCÍA, T.

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    (Facultad de Ciencias Económicas. Departamento de Economía Aplicada (Matemáticas) Universidad de Valladolid.)

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    En los últimos años, la evaluación de la actividad científica del sistema universitario se ha convertido no sólo en una de las prioridades sino también en una exigencia tanto para las propias universidades como para los gobiernos y las administraciones públicas. Las universidades, como todo servicio público, han de dar cuenta a la sociedad del uso que realizan de los recursos públicos con los que se financian. El objetivo de este trabajo es proponer a los centros decisores de la Universidad de Valladolid una metodología para analizar la actividad investigadora que desarrollan las distintas unidades que la integran. Este análisis está basado en la definición de una serie de criterios e indicadores que consideramos relevantes para medir la producción científica de cada departamento y su relativa importancia. Utilizamos el Proceso Analítico Jerárquico (AHP) para la asignación de los pesos relativos de los indicadores dentro de cada criterio y finalmente, aplicamos el Análisis Envolvente de Datos (DEA) para medir el grado de eficiencia de cada unidad. Concretamente, realizamos este análisis a los 22 departamentos que integran el Área de las Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas de la Universidad de Valladolid. In the last years, the evaluation of the scientific activity of the university has become not only one of the priorities but also an exigency as much for the own universities as for the governments and the public administrations. The universities, like all public service, have to give account to the society of the use that make of the resources public with whom they finance. The aim of this work is to propose, to the decision makers of the University of Valladolid, a method to analyze research performance that develop the different units that integrate it. This analysis is based on a set of criteria and indicator that we consider excellent to measure research performance of each department and their relative importance. We use the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to assign relative weights to the indicators with regard to each criteria and finally, we performe a Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to measure the degree of efficiency of each unit. Specifically, our study is centred on the 22 departments that form the Area of the Social and Juridical Sciences of the University of Valladolid.

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    Volume (Year): 20 (2002)
    Issue (Month): (Abril)
    Pages: 29-44

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