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MEASURING RESEARCH: WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW PDF Stampa E-mail

Authors: Cassidy R. Sugimoto and Vincent Larivière. Oxford University Press, 2018. 143 pg.
Information scientists Cassidy Sugimoto and Vincent Larivière crunch data to explore the changing nature of research, from uncovering science's gender disparities to charting the impact of migration on citations. Now, they have written a guidebook, Measuring Research. They talk here about the misuse of citation metrics to judge individual researchers, the Wild West of indicators and the cultural bias of databases. Why did you write this book? "Seeing the gross misuse of bibliometrics, we both felt a need for an accessible manual to help people use them more responsibly. For scientists, it's an overview of the way their output and impact is measured. For those who manage science, this book provides the tools necessary for interpreting bibliometric data and guidelines for responsible use of indicators". (Fonte: R. Van Noorden, www.nature.com 22-02-18)