Perhaps you’ve heard of alternative metrics. Perhaps you haven’t. But one thing is certain—alternative metrics are generating buzz in the scientific community, and that buzz seems to be getting louder. Commonly called altmetrics, alternative metrics are a relatively new and rapidly-growing set of metrics intended to analyze scholarly output online. This class will introduce you to altmetrics, as well as address common questions about traditional bibliometrics that have long played a role in promotion and tenure, including h-index, impact factor, and citation counts.
Come learn how altmetrics can help you track your research on the social web through media coverage, citations in policy documents, Twitter mentions, and more!
In this class, you will learn how to: