The aim of this course is to give the participants a thorough introduction into science mapping, with a special emphasis on the VOSviewer software developed at Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS). Participants are introduced into the main techniques for visualizing science. Special attention is paid to applications in a research evaluation and research management context. The small group (max. 16 participants) allows participants to practice extensively with the VOSviewer software and to explore the functionality of the software in full detail. The course has an interactive format in which there is a lot of room for discussion and exchanging ideas.
The lecturers of the course are Ludo Waltman and Nees Jan van Eck. The lecturers are prominent researchers in the field of scientometrics. Their work on science mapping is widely recognized. They are the developers of the well-known VOSviewer and CitNetExplorer software tools. The lecturers also have an extensive experience with the application of science mapping in a research evaluation and research management context.
The course is targeted at participants with a professional interest in bibliometrics and visualization of science. The course is most beneficial for participants that already have some basic knowledge on bibliometrics. In order to have optimal possibilities for interaction with the lecturers, the number of participants in the course is limited to 16. Participants are expected to bring their own laptop with them.
The provisional course program is provided below.
|13.30-15.00||Alternative data sources|
|16.30-17.00||Wrap up of the course|
The course fee is € 1350. This includes tuition, course material, coffee breaks, lunch, and dinner. A reduced course fee of € 600 applies for PhD candidates. Participants that also register for the course Responsible Metrics for Research Evaluation (March 30-April 1) will get a 10% discount on the fee of both courses.