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Uses and misuses of quantitative indicators of impact

Webster, Berenika M (2016) Uses and misuses of quantitative indicators of impact. In: ULS/ISchool Workshop Series Fall 2016, 2016-10-07 - 2016-10-07, Hillman Library, Pittsburgh, USA.

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Bibliometric indicators are now routinely used to measure the impact of published research. However, used out of context and not augmented by peer review, they can lead to erroneous conclusions. Earlier this year, the Indiana University Faculty Council adopted a policy on the responsible use of metrics while the Association of University Professors supported Rutgers faculty in their fight against the use of metrics which they could not verify to assess their performance. This workshop will provide a forum for discussion of the ethics and best practices of bibliometric evaluation. It will address issues raised by critics of metrics-based assessment and discuss best practice recommendations. This workshop is designed for researchers and research administrators currently using or thinking of adopting metrics for evaluation.


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Webster, Berenika MBWEBSTER@pitt.eduBWEBSTER0000-0003-0183-3904
Date: 7 October 2016
Date Type: Publication
Event Title: ULS/ISchool Workshop Series Fall 2016
Event Dates: 2016-10-07 - 2016-10-07
Schools and Programs: University libraries > University Library System
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2016 16:25
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2018 13:57


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