The course Bibliometrics and Scientometrics for Research Evaluation offers a deep insight into the use of citation analysis, bibliometric visualization, and other related tools for evaluating scientific research. Information on the course, including the course program, is offered below.
The course aims to provide participants with a thorough understanding of citation analysis and bibliometric visualization, focusing on their use in research evaluation. After completing the course, you will be able to:
The course aims to serve a broad audience that includes anyone with a professional interest in citation analysis, bibliometric visualization, and other scientometric tools for research evaluation. The course is most beneficial for participants that already have some basic knowledge on bibliometrics and citation analysis.
The course is provided by the following lecturers:
Ludo Waltman PhD: Ludo is professor of Quantitative Science Studies and deputy director of CWTS. He is one of the developers of the popular VOSviewer software, He is also responsible for the CWTS Leiden Ranking. Ludo is Editor-in-Chief of Quantitative Science Studies, a recently established scientific journal in the field of scientometrics.
Ed Noijons PhD: As operational director of CWTS, Ed is responsible for applied bibliometric analyses carried out by CWTS. Ed has over 25 years of experience in bibliometric research and applied bibliometric projects. His research interests include structuring and mapping of science, with a focus on applications in science policy and research management.
Tjitske Holtrop PhD: Tjitske is a postdoctoral researcher at CWTS in the SES research group. She studies the practices of evaluation: how are questionnaires made, what do numbers do, how are reports written or what happens in meetings? Trained as an anthropologist she studies how evaluation gets done, what kind of resources and people they mobilize, and what kinds of practices, collectives and ideas of accountability, change and quality they make possible.
Rodrigo Costas PhD: Rodrigo is a senior researcher at CWTS. In addition, he is also an Extraordinary Associate Professor at CREST of Stellenbosch University (South Africa). His areas of expertise include the fields of information science, scientometrics, and social media metrics. At CWTS he leads the research line in ‘altmetrics’, focused on developing new theoretical and analytical approaches to study the interactions between social media and science.
The local organizers of the course are Kristi Holmes and Karen Gutzman from the Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University.