Percepção dos docentes e doutorandos dos programas de pós-graduação em engenharia da Universidade Federal de São Carlos sobre indicadores de produção científica
Rocha, Edneia Silva Santos
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Studies of Science, Technology and Society presented as a critical and interdisciplinary science and technology in a social context, in order to understand the general aspects of scientific and technological phenomenon. Thus, one of the areas in which their development directly influences society is the engineering, because the action of the engineer has always been associated with the transformation of the environment for human needs. In this sense, is the undisputed importance of scientific development of S&T, since it constitutes the result of studies carried out. This work is justified by the need to know the universe of scientific research in some areas of engineering that through the development of scientific literature there is a transformation of the acquired knowledge in new technologies and products aimed at an economic and social development in Brazil. Thus, we aim to develop bibliometric indicators of scientific output of professors and graduate programs of the Graduate Engineering Center of Engineering and Technology (CCET) of the UFSCar, and identify what types of scientific production are considered the most important. We used the psychophysical method of magnitude estimation and bibliometric approach. Characterized as the universe of research faculty and doctoral students in the area of Science and Engineering, Production Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Urban Engineering. Our sources of data and Lattes for the analysis of bibliometric data draw on Software Vantage Point. Regarding the perception of the research subjects, on the different types of publication, we sent a questionnaire according to the method of estimation of magnitudes for determining which types of scientific production are more important. As final results, we observed the growth of scientific production in all the Post‐graduate, with effective participation of doctoral candidates. Regarding the perception of the importance of different types of publication, we note that in general regard as the most important types of journal articles (international), Book (international) and Patent and less important as Paper presented in congress and unpublished work Event (journal abstract) and Work event (abstract). However, despite the subjects consider the work of minor events publications, more than sixty percent of their scientific work corresponds to the event and the other publication types make up just over thirty percent. The method of estimation Magnitudes ally bibliometrics to examine indicators of PC is efficient to check the status of art in the area of Engineering at UFSCar. Finally, we hope that this work can contribute to understanding the thinking of the faculty and doctoral students in engineering PPGs UFSCar for scientific output, yet it remains the expectation that the methods of magnitude estimation and Bibliometric Analysis can be used more often in the field CTS, allowing the generation of knowledge of how science and technology contribute to solving the problems of our society.