IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

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



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



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

Registered author(s):

    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.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Article provided by Estudios de Economía Aplicada in its journal Estudios de Economía Aplicada.

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

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:20_1_11
    Contact details of provider: Postal: Beatriz Rodríguez Prado. Facultad de CC.EE. y EE. Avda. Valle del Esgueva. Valladolid 47011 SPAIN
    Phone: (34) 983 423320
    Fax: (34) 983 184568
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    Order Information: Web: Email:

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    as in new window
    1. Charnes, A. & Cooper, W. W. & Rhodes, E., 1978. "Measuring the efficiency of decision making units," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 2(6), pages 429-444, November.
    2. R. D. Banker & A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper, 1984. "Some Models for Estimating Technical and Scale Inefficiencies in Data Envelopment Analysis," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 30(9), pages 1078-1092, September.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:20_1_11. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Beatriz Rodríguez Prado)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.