Thursday 13 February 2020, 14:00-15:00
There is an increasing emphasis on measuring research in society, with the REF just one example of this. Researchers too, are being encouraged to ‘play the numbers game’ and their research outputs are being evaluated in quantitative ways such as by citations, societal impacts, etc. Such an environment can be particularly difficult for early career researchers to negotiate.
This session introduces established measures including the H-index and newer approaches such as altmetrics. It also considers the limitations of such measures, and prepares early career researchers for their research activity being subject to measurement.
Attendees will leave the session with an awareness of the range of indicators used to measure research, why these are applied, and how they are calculated. Furthermore, you will know how to critique certain measures when applied inappropriately and adapt to this by signposting your own outputs.