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Introduction to Research Impact Metrics

Introduction to 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. 

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 instructor 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. 

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

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

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
2:30pm - 3:45pm
    Beginners       Faculty/Staff       Graduate Students  

Registration is required. There are 45 seats available.

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Lisa Becksford

Online and Graduate Engagement Librarian