Beyond the Impact Factor: using metrics to help identify influential researchCode: LIB301 , Offered By: Research Study Skills
With an ever increasing amount of published research, it can be difficult to identify key publications and authors in your field.
Research metrics are tools that can help you identify highly-cited and highly-discussed research. You can use them to help discover topics, researchers, papers and journals which generate interest and attention within academia and beyond. Whilst metrics should always be used alongside qualitative judgements and are not an indication of quality, they can provide a useful insight into how research is shared, cited and discussed.
This session will give an overview of metrics, and introduce a range of tools that can be used to find highly-cited and highly-discussed journals, authors and papers.
We’ll discuss the strengths and limitations of metrics such as the impact factor and provide guidance on how to use them responsibly.
This session will be most relevant to researchers from disciplines that publish in academic journals.
This session will introduce metrics tools that can help to identify influential journals, authors and papers.
understand the benefits and limitations of citation and 'alt' metrics
gain experience of using a range of metrics tools to help identify highly cited and highly discussed research outputs
Practical workshop with support from Library staff
There will be no formal assessment. We suggest you use the objectives and learning outcomes above to reflect on what you have learned in this session and record this in your DDP e-portfolio.
This session is also available as part of LIB300: the influential researcher, so if you have been to this workshop in the past, or have already booked a place on it, there is no need to attend.
Anthea Tucker & Oliver Allchin
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