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Deciphering the Meaning Behind Research Impact Metrics

Deciphering the Meaning Behind 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. 

This session will be offered live via Zoom and will be recorded and sent out afterwards to all who register. While we encourage attendance during the live virtual session so that you can interact with the presenter and ask questions, you're welcome to sign up for the session to receive the recording of it afterwards even if you can't attend it live. 

Sign up for the session here. 

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

Date:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Time:
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Audience:
    Beginners       Faculty/Staff       Graduate Students       Undergraduates  
Categories:
    Workshop  

Registration is required. There are 180 seats available.

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Rachel Miles
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Lisa Becksford

Online and Graduate Engagement Librarian