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Category Archives: Metrics
Nietzsche’s ‘active forgetfulness’ in the face of the avalanche of digital data | This Is Not a Sociology Blog
When there were limits to storage we had to think carefully about what was really worth keeping. Today we store first and think whether it is useful later. Companies store vast quantities of data on us as customers and we … Continue reading
Here‘s a nice overview for folks learning about altmetrics for the first time.
Steven Hill (@stevenhill), Head of Research Policy at the Higher Education Funding Council for England, responds to a recent publication by Steven Hrotic and me here: Assessing impact » Testing hypotheses…. Here is the original publication, which is available open … Continue reading
Opinion: Mind the Measures | The Scientist Magazine®.
An interesting summary of presentations on altmetrics, including a set of interesting questions: BMJ Group blogs: BMJ Web Development Blog » Blog Archive » Metrics 2.0: who will be the ‘Google of altmetrics’?.
Interesting post and slides from Amber at Warwick — a philosopher-information-technologist. BYOI: ORCID and Impact Story | Amber at Warwick: academic technology. I think there’s something right about the notion that this is “cool social scholarship.” But is it too … Continue reading
Does not resisting impact requirements mean you’re not a real philosopher? Nigel Warburton’s negative vision of what philosophy isn’t | jbrittholbrook.
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