The course aims to provide participants with a thorough understanding and insight into advanced citation analysis, reaching far beyond our popular introductory course on Measuring Science and Research Performance. Attending the Advanced Citation Analysis course therefore is an excellent next step after following the basic course. The Advanced Citation Analysis course deals with all important aspects of calculating and interpreting advanced citation statistics, including field normalization, counting methods (full and fractional counting), and journal impact metrics (impact factor, Eigenfactor, SNIP). The course also offers an in-depth insight, based on extensive experience of CWTS researchers, into the differences between Web of Science and Scopus, the two most important bibliographic databases.
In addition to these technical topics, the course further pays attention to the uses of citation analysis in research assessment contexts and to the intended and unintended consequences that the use of citation analysis may have. The focus will be in particular on university rankings and on citation analysis at the level of individual researchers.
After attending the Advanced Citation Analysis course, participants will have a solid knowledge on the use and interpretation of advanced citation statistics, for instance the statistics provided in the well-known CWTS Leiden Ranking or in bibliometric reports produced by CWTS.
The course is provided by our well-known academic staff. The following CWTS staff members offer lectures in the course:
The lecturers have substantial teaching experience and are all professionally trained in the use of interactive instruction methods. The Advanced Citation Analysis course offers ample opportunities for discussion between participants and lecturers.
The course is a perfect match for anyone with an advanced interest in professional citation analyses or the ins and outs of the CWTS Leiden Ranking. We advise participants that the course is most beneficial if they already have some basic knowledge on bibliometrics and citation analysis (for instance by having followed our introductory course Measuring Science and Research Performance).
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.
|09.00-09.45||Welcome and general introduction|
|09.45-11.00||Citation analysis: Basic field-normalized indicators|
|11.15-12.30||Citation analysis: Basic field-normalized indicators|
|13.30-15.30||Citation analysis: Advanced field-normalized indicators|
|16.00-16.45||Citation analysis: Advanced field-normalized indicators|
|16.45-17.30||Effects of performance indicators on scientific practice|
|09.00-10.30||Bibliometric data: Databases and coverage|
|11.00-11.45||Bibliometric data: Core publications|
|11.45-12.30||Bibliometric data: Object identification|
|13.30-14.00||Bibliometric data: Conference proceedings|
|16.00-16.45||Citation analysis: Journal indicators|
|16.45-17.30||Best practices for the use of scientometric indicators|
The course fee is € 1350,-. This includes tuition, course material, coffee breaks, lunch, and dinner. CWTS also runs the course Bibliometric Network Analysis and Science Mapping using VOSviewer. In combination the two courses can be booked together at a 15% reduction on the overall costs: € 2295,-.
To register for the course, please use this booking form. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.