- Pure hype of pure research helps no one : Nature News & Comment
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- Academics: bring your own identity | Amber at Warwick: academic technology
- We need negative metrics, too / Nature | jbrittholbrook on 56 Indicators of Impact
- Fracking policy | jbrittholbrook on Interior Proposes New Rules for Fracking on U.S. Land – NYTimes.com
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Category Archives: Metrics
Every journal should do this for every publication. Article details.
Academics: bring your own identity | Amber at Warwick: academic technology. Good post here on academic identity that ties in with much of our own thinking on altmetrics and owning accountability.
The #1 reason listed by the University of Southern California: it pays. Undergraduate > School of Philosophy > USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Now, I won’t go so far as to call this fact … Continue reading
Discussing the term ‘impact’ — something we did at this workshop, and elsewhere. Impact, impact, impact | Pioneers Post.
Aside from the inherent interest of all things having to do with NSF merit review … what, that’s not just us CSID folks, is it? … anyway, there’s also some really interesting stuff about what motivates scientists in this article. … Continue reading
I’m very pleased to be attending the upcoming workshop at Arizona State on “Communities of Integration” at the invitation of Erik Fisher of STIR fame. You can get a sneak peak at the developing website, including our contribution on Field … Continue reading
The impact imperative can be better understood through the opportunities and contraints of feminist scholarship | Impact of Social Sciences
Feminist researchers are motivated to undertake impact activities because of their feminism. We want to change, as well as observe, the world. via The impact imperative can be better understood through the opportunities and contraints of feminist scholarship | Impact … Continue reading
Holdren Attacks House Bill, Defends NSF’s Grant Selection Process – ScienceInsider.
Developing nations should avoid ‘slow science’ – SciDev.Net. Worth reading, even if you disagree.
Is ROI the Right Way to Judge a College Education? – Administration – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Well, no, no it isn’t. Here’s why: Is ROI the Right Way to Judge a College Education? – Administration – The Chronicle of Higher Education.
This is news to no one who’s been paying attention, of course. But this morning I read two articles that highlight some of the difficulties universities are facing today. The first was from Al Jazeera, which seems to be on … Continue reading
Nature Special on The future of publishing: “A new page”..
Well, probably not. But it’s a start! Very informative special issue on altmetrics here, guest edited by Heather Piwowar: Bulletin April/May 2013.
A very interesting piece written on preprints here: Who Killed the PrePrint, and Could It Make a Return? | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network. Preprints are essentially working papers that are ‘published’ in order to solicit feedback prior to … Continue reading
Professorial pay rises twice as fast as rest | News | Times Higher Education. This is an interesting piece on what at first glance may seem possible unintended consequences of the REF (the UK’s Research Excellence Framework, which is used … Continue reading
The price of innovation – thoughts from Beyond the PDF | Impact of Social Sciences.
Broader Impacts of the Fact that NASA Suspends All Education and Public Outreach Update – NASA Watch
Effective immediately, all education and public outreach activities should be suspended, pending further review. In terms of scope, this includes all public engagement and outreach events, programs, activities, and products developed and implemented by Headquarters, Mission Directorates, and Centers across … Continue reading
Open Access, the Impact Agenda and resistance to the neoliberal paradigm | Impact of Social Sciences
Yesterday’s post introduced the context of neoliberalism as the backdrop of change in higher education. Here Martin Eve provides further clarification of the neoliberal context, linking the impact agenda under the Research Excellence Framework as a key trait of a privatised … Continue reading
An unusual take on the Research Excellence Framework – HERAVALUE.
Tom Scott did something extraordinary last week: he typed in searches on Facebook’s new Graph Search feature and posted images of the results on his tumblr, called ActualFacebookGraphSearches. … which sounds quite un-extraordinary. Except that Scott – something of an … Continue reading
My initial reaction is that the single-day webinar in which I presented on Tuesday (and in which I was the only humanist – !) was a success. Excepting some minor and very intermittent technical difficulties with sound and visual, the presenters … Continue reading
Just finished listening to this webinar, in which CSID’s own Kelli Barr participated as a presenter. One of the most interesting aspects of the webinar was the discussion of the use of new ways for the individual researcher to extend … Continue reading
John Kay – London’s rise from sewer to spectacle. On the limits of cost-benefit analysis.
Heather Piwowar (aka @ResearchRemix) has just published a pre-print version of her recently published Nature article on NSF’s new bio-sketch requirements. First draft of just-published Value all Research Products « Research Remix. This version is as interesting from the meta-standpoint … Continue reading