Faculty Citations by College/School Type

Recently someone asked if there was a difference in faculty citation rates between planning programs in design/architecture colleges or schools and those in non-design related colleges or schools. Basically, the question is related to the different scholarly cultures between the design disciplines (architecture, landscape architecture, etc.) and other non-design disciplines (social science, policy, etc). I thought this was an interesting question and had not looked at it before. Using the data from 73 PAB accredited programs and my most recent citation data, the answer is “no”. Faculty in design colleges or schools average 1,758.5 citations while faculty in non-design colleges or schools average 2,029.7 citations, but there is no statistically significant difference in mean faculty citation counts at the program level (t = -0.663).

R code for the chart above:

ggboxplot(design, x = “Col_or_Sch”, y = “Mean”, fill = “Col_or_Sch”, ylab = “Mean Citations”, xlab = “School or College Type”) + theme(legend.position = “none”) + scale_y_continuous(labels = scales::comma) + scale_x_discrete(labels = c(“0” = “Non-Design”, “1” = “Design”)) + stat_summary(fun = mean, geom = “text”, col = “black”, vjust = 1.5, aes(label = paste(round(..y.., digits = 1)))) + stat_summary(fun =”mean”)

Data: design.csv 

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