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European research networks in vocational education and training

Section: Co-authorships

A central aim of the European networks in vocational education and training, investigated in this analysis, is to produce and publish research results. In this section we want to find out to what extent the researchers involved in these networks produce joint articles or papers, or edit joint studies and proceedings. The co-authorships related to joint publication activities indicate intense working relations, which might result from or contribute to wider collaboration.

Attention is payed to two groups of co-authors: those associated with CEDRA publications and those emerging from producing papers for the ECER/ VETNET proceedings. The section starts out from an overview of authorships, and then narrows the focus down to transnational co-authorships.

Figure 17: Authorship of articles (medium+text/ large)
Figure 18: Co-authorship of articles by country (medium+text/ large)

The transnational co-authorships are of particular interest, since they may be regarded as a reflection of the general progress of transnational networking. In the following figures, they are analysed by theme and country: 

Figure 19: Transnational co-authorships by theme (medium+text/ large)
Figure 20: Transnational co-authorships by country (medium+text/ large)

Finally, the teams of transnational co-authors emerging from these publication activities are presented, by contrasting patterns of team formation in CEDRA publications and ECER VETNET proceedings:

Figure 21: Transnational co-author teams (medium+text/ large)

A brief introduction to the network analysis applied in this figure can be found in the guide below:

Guide to analysing project-based research networks (PDF)

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