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Altmetrics Overview


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A quick overview of altmetrics

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Altmetrics Overview

  1. 1. AN OVERVIEW OF USING SOCIAL MEDIATO MEASURE AND FILTER SCIENCEPaul Groth@pgroth to:Jason Priem, Dario Taraborelli,Mike Thelwall, Peter van den Besselaar,the altmetrics community
  2. 2. OVERVIEW• Contextualizing Altmetrics• Defining Altmetrics• An example study• Current status• Going forward
  3. 3. What should I read?
  4. 4. What’s important?
  5. 5. How am I doing?
  6. 6. A KEY INGREDIENT•What should I read?•What’s important?•How am I doing? Measuring Impact
  7. 7. CURRENT METHODSScience Studies Methods•Interviews•Surveys•Observations•Bibliometrics•Webometrics
  8. 8. Filter Failure from jasonpriem
  9. 9. AND WHAT ABOUT THIS? Faculty of Sciences
  10. 10. Scientists do more than write papers….
  11. 11. These leave traces on the web
  12. 12. WE CAN MEASUREDownloadsWhere readers readData citationSocial network diffusionSlide reusePeer review contributionsYoutube views…
  13. 13. ALTMETRICSaltmetricsis the creation and study of new metrics based onthe Social Web for analyzing, and informing scholarship.Summarized in:J. Priem, D. Taraborelli, P. Groth, C. Neylon (2010), Alt-metrics: A manifesto, (v.1.0), 26 October 2010. Faculty of Sciences
  14. 14. EXAMPLE: Studying Scientific Discourse on the Web using Bibliometrics: A Chemistry Blogging Case Study. Groth and Gurney, WebScience 2010 Faculty of Sciences
  15. 15. Number of Posts ...more immediate Difference in Age Between Post & Publication (Years)
  16. 16. origins of life/chemistry future of chemical fields water research atmospheric chemistry
  17. 17. CURRENT STATUS: ACADEMICVery good work on usage metricsWorkshop at Web Science 2011 ONE Collection collection: Faculty of Sciences
  19. 19. CURRENT STATUS: TOOLS Faculty of Sciences
  20. 20. CURRENT STATUS: TOOLS Faculty of Sciences
  21. 21. QUESTIONS• How do we know whether this measures true academicimpact?• What sorts of new filters are necessary?• What kind of impact are we measuring?• At what level of aggregation (if any) are these metricsuseful for?• Can we gain analysis by going for scale?• Can science maps help us overcome variance in ourdatasets?• How do we determine what population we are talkingabout?•…. Faculty of Sciences
  22. 22. CONCLUSION: WE ARE JUST STARTINGReminder:“It took approximately a generation (20 years) forbibliographic citation analysis to achieve acceptability as ameasure of academic impact." (Vaughan and Shaw, 2003). Faculty of Sciences