Lectures are given about citation analysis, network analysis and science mapping, and societal impact of research. Their rationales and methodology as well as limitations are discussed. In addition, participants work in small groups (max five participants) to develop and conduct a performance evaluation study and to interpret the results themselves. Through this course, participants will learn to work with advanced bibliometric indicators and with the VOSviewer science mapping software. These applications play an essential role in many of CWTS’ projects. They will also be introduced to different data sources, including altmetrics and patent databases, which are used for evaluation purposes. At the end of the course, the groups will present and discuss their results.
The course is designed for professionals whose work is closely related to research evaluation and bibliometric analysis: government and research organization officials, research institution staff, industrial R&D managers, and scientist, scholars and engineers involved in science policy.