Course summary: Statistics for Responsible Bibliometrics

On 26th March 2018, the Lis-Bibliometrics Forum launched a practical course: Statistics for Responsible Metrics aimed to offer a bespoke training that focused exclusively on statistics for bibliometrics. In this post, Dr Abigail McBirnie gives a summary of what happened on the day.  If the growth of the Lis-Bibliometrics forum is anything to go by, …

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A guide to identifying author gender for bibliometric analyses – Guest post by Stacy Konkiel

In this post, Stacy Konkiel summaries feedback of a recently posed question in identifying authors' genders based upon names listed on ~2,000 journal articles--too large a corpus for manual analysis. Recently on the LIS-Bibliometrics listserv, Ruth Harrison (Imperial College London) posed a question on behalf of a patron who was interested in identifying authors’ genders …