Key Information

Tutor: Robyn Price
Course Level: Level 2
Course Credit1 credit
Mode of Delivery: MS Teams
Maximum Course Capacity
25

Dates

  • Thursday 02 February 2023 
    10:00-11:30, Microsoft Teams
  • Tuesday 06 June 2023
    10:00-11:30, Microsoft Teams

Publishing research is a key step towards achieving impact within and beyond academia. This course will explain how traditional bibliometric measures including the Journal Impact Factor and the h-index are calculated and introduce the key arguments against using them to assess research. We will also explore citation bias. We will then discuss how organisations are adopting new methods of assessing research using direct examples from funders. Lastly, the course will introduce a new alternative impact tool, Altmetric that you can use, as well as an activity to apply these new methods to your experience of publishing in your field.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify different metrics and research assessment methods used by research organisation and funders
  • Critically reflect on the strengths, weaknesses and biases of a range of popular metrics including citations, the Journal Impact Factor and the h-index
  • Assess the value of using Altmetric to demonstrate research impact
  • Evaluate the utility of applying bibliometrics to your own research and publications

Please note, this course was previously named ‘Alternative Ways to Measure Your Research Impact’

How to Book

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