Using the curriculum vita to study the career paths of scientists and engineers: An exploratory assessment

James S. Dietz, Ivan Chompalov, Barry Bozeman, Eliesh O Neil Lane, Jongwon Park

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Abstract

In this paper we assess the utility of the curriculum vita (CV) as a data source for examining the career paths of scientists and engineers. CVs were obtained in response to an email message sent to researchers working in the areas of biotechnology and microelectronics. In addition, a number of CVs were obtained "passively" from a search of the Internet. We discuss the methodological issues and problems of this data collection strategy and the results from an exploratory analysis using OLS regression and event history analysis. In sum, despite difficulties with coding and variation in CV formats, this collection strategy seems to us to hold much promise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-442
Number of pages24
JournalScientometrics
Volume49
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Using the curriculum vita to study the career paths of scientists and engineers : An exploratory assessment. / Dietz, James S.; Chompalov, Ivan; Bozeman, Barry; Lane, Eliesh O Neil; Park, Jongwon.

In: Scientometrics, Vol. 49, No. 3, 2000, p. 419-442.

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Dietz, James S. ; Chompalov, Ivan ; Bozeman, Barry ; Lane, Eliesh O Neil ; Park, Jongwon. / Using the curriculum vita to study the career paths of scientists and engineers : An exploratory assessment. In: Scientometrics. 2000 ; Vol. 49, No. 3. pp. 419-442.
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