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World-class researcher to visit WMS

21 February 2018

21 Feb

21 February 2018 01:00 p.m.
21 February 2018 02:30 p.m.
MSB.0.01, Waikato Management School

Professor Giovanni Abramo, from the University of Rome and the Italian National Research Council, will give a research seminar on Wednesday, 21 February.

Professor Abramo will be visiting Waikato Management School from 19-29 February, and is one of the recipients of the 2017 WMS Distinguished Visitors Fund.

This is a great opportunity for staff and postgraduate students to listen to a world-class researcher on scientometric and bibliometric research and its role in assessing research quality.

The topic is 'What's to know: The roles of bibliometrics and scientometrics in assessing research quality'.

Metrics have become an increasingly common way to assess, measure and evaluate research quality, with new measures now appearing on a regular basis.

Italy has recently reformed its university system, which has now become increasingly focused on a number of bibliometric index methods and tools for research evaluation.

In this seminar, some of the pros and cons of using metrics for research evaluation and quality assessment will be presented including:

  • how to evaluate multi-disciplinary and team-based research
  • potential gender-bias; comparisons across disciplines and across institutions.

Time will be given for Q&A at the end of the presentation.

Professor Abramo ranks 5th in the world rankings for peer-reviewed contributions to Informetric Journals, 2007–2012; and 8th for contributions to 31 Library and Information Science Journals (see Walters, W.H., Wilder, E.I., (2015).

He ranks 23rd among world authors publishing the most informetrics articles in the main seven journals for informetrics, in the period 1945–2012 (see Abrizah A., Erfanmanesh, M., Rohani V.A., Thelwall, M., Levitt J.M., Didegah F. (2014).

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