HIVA0310AU Cph; Citation analysis and research evaluation - Elective module
This course designed to advance students understanding of the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of scholarly/scientific communication and research assessment. Emphasis will be placed on research policy including the core quantitative methods of evaluation often used to evaluate the impact, influence or quality of scholarly work (i.e., Bibliometrics, Scientometrics and Webometrics). The module will highlight ongoing research at the Royal School of Library and Information Science and focus also on current national and international initiatives.
The module consists of the following parts:
1) Scientific Communication
- Communicating research in the digital age
- What can be measured and how?
- Types of peer review
2) Informetric, Bibliometric, Scientometric Methods
- Citation indexes
- Publication and citation analysis
- Visualisation and mapping
- Social media metrics
3) Research Evaluation
- Impact factors
- Crown indicator
The objective of the module is to provide the student with
Knowledge and understanding of:
- A specific subject within library and information science.
- Relevant theories and methods related to the module's theme
- Identyfying and outlining academic issues within library and information science and make these the object of independent analysis.
- Reflecting critically on theoretical and methodological choices in relation to an academic issue.
- Expanding on and putting a chosen subject field within library and information science into perspective.
- Applying relevant theories and methods to a subject within library and information science.
- Communicating a scientifically studied issue.
The literature will mainly focus on research and review articles from key journals and selected papers from central peer viewed conferences and books as well as research reports. In addition, technical guidelines (e.g. from Scopus.com and the Web of Science will serve as course materials).
- Working double-blind: Should there be author anonymity in peer review? Nature (2008). 451, 605-606. Available at: http://blogs.nature.com/ peer-to peer/2008/02/ working_ doubleblind.html
- Moed, H.F. (2005). Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation. Dordrecht: Springer.
- Schneider, J.W. (2009). performance-based funding of research institutions in Norway. European Political Science, 8(3), 364-378.
- Cronin, B. & Sugimoto, C.R. (Eds.) (2014). Bibliometrics and Beyond: Harnessing Multidimensional Indicators of Scholarly Impact. The MIT Press.
- Class Instruction
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Course participation under invigilationActive participation implies presence in min. 80 % of the lectures and fulfillment of the requirements for the course in form of presentations and papers during the course
Examination language: English
Group examination: The examination can only be taken individually.
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Exam period
- May / June 2015
- Form of exam: Written take-home assignment, defined subject.
Assessment: Internal exam with multiple examiners, the 7-point grading scale.
Exam language: English.
Extent: Individually 20 standard pages.
The exam can be taken individually or as a group with individual assessment. Each individual’s contribution must constitute a rounded unit that it is possible to identify individually and assess. The joint element must not exceed 50% of the total extent of the assignment.