RESEARCH ANALYSIS AND YOUR INSTITUTION: USING ANALYSIS TOOLS ALA Annual Meeting Washington D.C. June 2010
<ul><li>Communicating the “success” of research can be complicated, multi-faceted, with subjective factors included. </li>...
<ul><li>Today, the ranking of universities and research programs is done worldwide, by a various organizations. </li></ul>...
Research Analytics The Thomson Reuters Foundation <ul><li>It is essential to have a consistent, authoritative, and clearly...
<ul><li>For many years Thomson Reuters has provided a wide range of tools and services supporting accurate and effective r...
<ul><ul><li>But, how “good” is this? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the context? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avg. Cites...
Relative Performance At-a-Glance With a  baseline of 1.0  for each, you immediately have a gauge of the level of influence...
For Your Institution –  Peer Institution Comparisons Always a  baseline of 1.0  for ratios and “relative” metrics.   Thoms...
What is “InCites”?  <ul><ul><li>Customer defined data sets providing article-level source records and related detail. This...
 
InCites - Global Comparisons - Institutions
InCites - Global Comparisons - Institutions
InCites - Global Comparisons - Institutions
<ul><ul><li>Customer defined data sets providing article-level source records and related detail. This is most typically c...
For  researchers and within your  organization, evaluate  the  influence of  their published research.  InCites -- “Resear...
Explore  the diversity of research output, comparing influence across disciplines InCites -- “Research Performance Profile...
With which Institutions are your faculty collaborating, and which collaborations yield the most influential research? InCi...
June 2010 enhancements provide more function for use of very customized author-based data sets within InCites.  InCites --...
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Today, the ranking of universities and research programs is done worldwide, by a various organizations. In almost all cases, Thomson Reuters’ publication and citation data from Web of Science, forms the basis of their bibliometric analyses.

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  • National Science Foundation – Science and Engineering Indicators European Commission – Science and Technology Indicators National Research Council – Assessment of Doctoral Programs
  • Using Web of Science to compare five faculty researching and publishing within Materials Science, we know which produces the more influential work on average. But – we have no benchmark to determine how “good” this is compared to all research in materials science.
  • While we do present fundamental data, Total Articles, Total Citations, etc. – we also present metrics based on ratios of Actual Citations v. Expected Citations . We can do this because we’ve established expected citation rates for every paper (document type) published in a specific discipline in a particular year. We have the data necessary to do this, information back to 1981 in our Research Analytics resources.
  • Research Analysis and Your Institution: Using Analysis Tools

    1. 1. RESEARCH ANALYSIS AND YOUR INSTITUTION: USING ANALYSIS TOOLS ALA Annual Meeting Washington D.C. June 2010
    2. 2. <ul><li>Communicating the “success” of research can be complicated, multi-faceted, with subjective factors included. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore reliable, objective information is extremely valuable in research evaluation exercises. </li></ul>. The Research Assessment “Need”: Objective Information for both Institution and Individual to Reveal Influence/Success and Support Decision-making <ul><li>We know that a “Citation” to published work is an acknowledgement of an intellectual debt to that work, evidence of it’s influence. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bibliometrics” or “citation metrics” have in fact become a critical piece in research assessment exercises. </li></ul>Citation Metrics Awards and Honors Funding data Peer review
    3. 3. <ul><li>Today, the ranking of universities and research programs is done worldwide, by a various organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>In almost all cases, Thomson Reuters’ publication and citation data, from Web of Science , forms the basis of their bibliometric analyses. </li></ul>Research Analytics The Thomson Reuters Foundation
    4. 4. Research Analytics The Thomson Reuters Foundation <ul><li>It is essential to have a consistent, authoritative, and clearly defined body of data to create meaningful and dependable statistics. </li></ul><ul><li>This is “ why” Web of Science as an unmatched data source : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The gold standard citation resource, used by over 4,100 institutions in more than 91 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A comprehensive resource covering over 11,600 journals and thousands of conference proceedings in the fields of Science, Social Science, Arts and Humanities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selected content using unbiased, time tested and detailed journal selection processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unmatched retrospective depth of citation data – that which would be required to assess research published over a 30 year career. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web of Science is also the source of the Impact Factor -- the most widely accepted indicator of journal performance </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>For many years Thomson Reuters has provided a wide range of tools and services supporting accurate and effective research evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>Our specialist work with Web of Science data and ensure maximum collection and unification before delivery. </li></ul>Thomson Reuters Processing Expertise Research Analytics Resources Data Address Unification Data Cleansing & Standardization Normalization and Baselines Web of Science Thomson Reuters Research Analytics: the Source and Foundation <ul><li>Thomson Reuters presentation of not just simple counts and averages, but real “metrics” founded on baselines for comparison have lead many organizations worldwide to depend on these resources to support decision-making. </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><ul><li>But, how “good” is this? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the context? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avg. Cites Per Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5.7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7.8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10.5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13.3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web of Science itself is an extremely valuable “intelligence” resource – a tool for characterizing and gauging published output and influence for institutions, individuals, countries, etc. – indispensible for basic comparisons . </li></ul></ul>Thomson Reuters Research Analytics: “Real Metrics”
    7. 7. Relative Performance At-a-Glance With a baseline of 1.0 for each, you immediately have a gauge of the level of influence of an author’s collective works compared other published work in the field. For Your Institution – Authors Thomson Reuters Research Analytics: “Real Metrics”
    8. 8. For Your Institution – Peer Institution Comparisons Always a baseline of 1.0 for ratios and “relative” metrics. Thomson Reuters Research Analytics: “Real Metrics”
    9. 9. What is “InCites”? <ul><ul><li>Customer defined data sets providing article-level source records and related detail. This is most typically comprised of papers associated with a particular Institution, but can also be “topic” defined. </li></ul></ul>Summary information and metrics on published output and performance at the the institution and country level.
    10. 11. InCites - Global Comparisons - Institutions
    11. 12. InCites - Global Comparisons - Institutions
    12. 13. InCites - Global Comparisons - Institutions
    13. 14. <ul><ul><li>Customer defined data sets providing article-level source records and related detail. This is most typically comprised of papers associated with a particular Institution, but can also be “topic” defined. </li></ul></ul>InCites -- “Research Performance Profiles”
    14. 15. For researchers and within your organization, evaluate the influence of their published research. InCites -- “Research Performance Profiles”
    15. 16. Explore the diversity of research output, comparing influence across disciplines InCites -- “Research Performance Profiles”
    16. 17. With which Institutions are your faculty collaborating, and which collaborations yield the most influential research? InCites -- “Research Performance Profiles”
    17. 18. June 2010 enhancements provide more function for use of very customized author-based data sets within InCites. InCites -- “Research Performance Profiles”
    18. 19. RESEARCH ANALYSIS AND YOUR INSTITUTION: USING ANALYSIS TOOLS ALA Annual Meeting Washington D.C. June 2010
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