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Why Would I Want To Evaluate Research Output?
There are a lot of reasons why people seek to quantify their own or other's research output:
- Evaluate the impact of your own work for tenure, promotion, hiring.
- Evaluate the impact of other's work for tenure, promotion, hiring.
- Compare researchers within in a given field in a more objective manner.
- Determine what journal to publish in for maximum impact.
- Identify premier journals in a given field of study.
Ways To Evaluate Impact
- Bibliometrics: within the context of scientific/technical literature, this typically refers to measuring impact by counting citations, specifically by counting how many times a particular work has been cited by other works.
- Altmetrics: this method attempts to take into account quantifiable measures of impact beyond just citations. This includes things like mentions on twitter, mentions in blogs, etc. The idea is to get a fuller picture of impact in an increasingly online research environment.
Measuring Scholarly Research Impact - Books in the Himmelfarb Collection
Beyond Bibliometrics by Blaise Cronin (Editor); Cassidy R. Sugimoto (Editor)
Call Number: Z669.8 .B49 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-16
Measuring Scholarly Impact by Ying Ding (Editor); Ronald Rousseau (Editor); Dietmar Wolfram (Editor)
Call Number: Z669.8 .M43 2014
Publication Date: 2014-11-19
Bibliometrics - In the News (Google News Feed)
Altmetrics - In the News (Google News Feed)