Improve your Research Profile (3): Getting savvy about data sources & metrics
The third in an 8-part series on improving your research profile, reputation and impact. Gives you a "crash course" on data sources and metrics for citation impact.
This presentation is part of an 8-part series that I created in my role as Staff Development Lead at Middlesex University (see: Supportive, inclusive & collaborative research cultures). The series is comprised of three key parts:
- Introduction: Session 1 (why are research profiles so important?), Session 2 (what is impact and why should you care?)
- Metrics & citation impact: Session 3 (crash course data sources and metrics), Session 4 (citation analysis with Publish or Perish), Session 5 (how to get cited, ethically!).
- Social media: Session 6 (why and how of social media), Session 7 (7 steps to improved reputation and impact), Session 8 (tips for time poor academics).
This third presentation will take you on a crash course about data sources and metrics for citation analysis. After watching it you'll know more about citation analysis than 99% of the academics ;-). I will explain how different data sources and different research metrics paint a very different picture of research performance across disciplines and why is it so important to be aware of these differences.
I will also argue that metrics are not inherently evil. Academics often compare an idealist version of peer review (informed, dedicated, unbiased experts) with a reductionist version of metrics (Web of Science h-index or citations). A metrics-informed peer-review process might in fact be helpful to counteract the gender/ethnic/language/disciplinary biases in peer review. Watch the presentation to find out more.
Other posts in this series
- Improve your Research Profile (1): Why is it so important?
- Improve your Research Profile (2): What is impact and why should you care?
- Improve your Research Profile (3): Getting savvy about data sources & metrics
- Improve your Research Profile (4): Citation analysis in the PoP software
- Improve your Research Profile (5): The 4Cs of getting cited
- Improve your Research Profile (6): The why and how of Social Media
- Improve your Research Profile (7): Follow the 7 steps for impact
- Improve your Research Profile (8): Tips for time poor academics
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a select group of distinguished AIB members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.