Alternative Metrics for Research Assessment
|Starts:||13:00 13 Feb 2015|
|Ends:||14:00 13 Feb 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Institute of Innovation Research|
|Venue opening hours:||1-2pm (coffee from 12.30pm)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
This talk will describe a range of web-based metrics that can be used as impact indicators in various contexts. Although less robust than citation counts, they can sometimes be used to supplement citation counts in order to help identify wider research impacts. In addition, they can sometimes be used as primary indicators for tracking the impact of types of grey literature that rarely attract traditional citations. The talk will also give examples of using alternative metrics to support evaluations for the UNDP, the UNFAO and NESTA.
Mike Thelwall is a professor of information science at the University of Wolverhampton and is the head of the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group (REF2014 score 3.37). His research focuses on web-based alternative metrics for research evaluation (webometrics), scientometrics, innovative web-based methods for social sciences research, and sentiment analysis. He has authored or co-authored 239 refereed journal articles, two books and four research programs (Webometric Analyst, SentiStrength, Mozdeh, and SocSciBot). He is an associate editor of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, sits on three other editorial boards, and is a member of HEFCE's independent review of the role of metrics in research assessment.
Role: Professor of Innovation Science
Organisation: University of Wolverhampton
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