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Deciphering Research Impact Metrics

Deciphering Research Impact Metrics

You’ve probably heard of the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and perhaps even the h-index. You know that citations are important to a scholar’s career and impact. However, there are many purposes and interpretations of these metrics, and deciphering their meaning can be a headache if you don’t have a general understanding of research impact metrics and research assessment. In this workshop, you will learn the differences between the many types of citation metrics, usage statistics, and altmetrics. You’ll learn where to find them, how to use them to your advantage, and how to avoid making common mistakes and/or unintentionally misusing these metrics. 

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisa Becksford at lisab5@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the workshop.


Related LibGuide: Research Tools for Graduate Students Workshop Series by Lisa Becksford

Thursday, February 9, 2023
3:30pm - 4:45pm
    Beginners       Faculty/Staff       Graduate Students       Public  

Registration is required. There are 45 seats available.

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Lisa Becksford

Online and Graduate Engagement Librarian