The Impact of Accounting Education Research

Alan Sangster, Tim Fogarty, Greg Stoner, Neil Marriott

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Abstract

This paper presents an exploratory study into the nature and patterns of usage of accounting education research. The study adopts the most accessible metric, Google Advanced Scholar citations, to analyse the impact of research published in the six principal English-language accounting education journals. The analysis reveals a global readership for these journals but evidence of relatively low citation levels. However, papers tended to be cited more than expected in cross-disciplinary education journals, discipline-specific education journals, and non-education journals. Guidance is offered to authors seeking to maximise the impact of their research, and issues of concern are identified for editors and publishers. This is the first paper to look beyond content at the usefulness of research in accounting education as indicated by citations. In doing so, it contributes to the current debate on the quality of this research, and of research in accounting and finance in general.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-444
JournalAccounting Education
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2015

Keywords

  • Accounting education
  • pedagogic research
  • impact factors
  • citations

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Sangster, A., Fogarty, T., Stoner, G., & Marriott, N. (2015). The Impact of Accounting Education Research. Accounting Education, 24(5), 423-444. https://doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2015.1091740
Sangster, Alan ; Fogarty, Tim ; Stoner, Greg ; Marriott, Neil. / The Impact of Accounting Education Research. In: Accounting Education. 2015 ; Vol. 24, No. 5. pp. 423-444.
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Sangster, A, Fogarty, T, Stoner, G & Marriott, N 2015, 'The Impact of Accounting Education Research', Accounting Education, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 423-444. https://doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2015.1091740

The Impact of Accounting Education Research. / Sangster, Alan; Fogarty, Tim; Stoner, Greg; Marriott, Neil.

In: Accounting Education, Vol. 24, No. 5, 02.11.2015, p. 423-444.

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Sangster A, Fogarty T, Stoner G, Marriott N. The Impact of Accounting Education Research. Accounting Education. 2015 Nov 2;24(5):423-444. https://doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2015.1091740