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Metricating #respbib18 and #ResponsibleMetrics: A Comparison

I’m sharing summaries of Twitter numerical data from collecting the following bibliometrics event hashtags:

  • #respbib18 (Responsible use of Bibliometrics in Practice, London, 30 January 2018) and…
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Week Seventeen: Finis

The end of the semester is finally here, and my work as a practicum student has come to a close. However, I plan to continue volunteering at the Local History Department for as long as Mona will have me. 167 more words


"Estimating software project effort using analogies" 20 years on

Almost 20 years ago, Chris Schofield and I published a paper entitled “Estimating software project effort using analogies” [1] that described the idea of using case-based (or analogical) reasoning to predict software project development effort using outcomes from previous projects.  673 more words


Gender in the Global Research Landscape Report

A new research by Elsevier used NamSor Gender API along with other methods, to provide an analysis of research performance through a gender lens across 20 years, 12 geographies, and 27 subject areas. 347 more words


Not enough time for reading in academia: can we measure it?

I wanted to explore a topic which has been popular on Twitter, at least amongst the tweets I saw over the summer: that of academics struggling to find the time to read. 851 more words


stop the rot!

Several entries in Nature this week about predatory journals. Both from Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. One emanates from the publication officer at the Institute, whose role is “dedicated to educating researchers and guiding them in their journal submission”. 384 more words