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 …

Using The Metrics Toolkit to promote responsible metrics at your institution – Guest post by Stacy Konkiel

Introducing the recently launched The Metrics Toolkit - Stacy Konkiel outlines what it is, why it was created, and how it can be used by practitioners working in research impact management. In January, The Metrics Toolkit launched to much interest from academics in the US and UK. The Metrics Toolkit is an online resource aimed …