TWed Talk: Brenda Thomson on "Bibliometrics: The limitations and possibilities" (28 Feb 2023)

Posted February 25, 2023
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TWed Talk: "Bibliometrics: The limitations and possibilities"
TWC PhD student Brenda Thomson leads us in a discussion of her work in advancing the state of the art in bibliometrics!

TITLE: "Bibliometrics: The limitations and possibilities"
LEADER: Brenda Thomson (TWC)
DATE: TUES, 28 Feb, 6p (pizza, salad and pies!! at 5:30p)
LOCATION: Winslow 1140


Please join us next Tuesday (28 Feb, 6p) as Brenda Thomson leads us in a discussion of her work in advancing bibliometrics!

TITLE: Bibliometrics: The limitations and possibilities

DESCRIPTION: Bibliometric methods, such as citation analysis, have been the primary means of studying the development of scientific disciplines. However, these methods have limitations, such as the inability to capture relationships between research concepts or identify emerging areas of research. This will be a discussion about bibliometrics, overcoming its limitations, and what possibilities exist if we explore the various relationships within scholarly literature using natural language processing and network science techniques.

BIO: Brenda is a fifth-year Multidisciplinary Science (MDSc) Ph.D. candidate. Her research interests span bibliometric technologies, data science, and the evolution of disciplines. Her current research direction involves exploring the value of incorporating context into bibliometric analysis to gain a deeper understanding of a research space and then map that understanding to explore the evolution of a scientific discipline. Brenda's work has the potential to enhance the way we study scientific progress and identify emerging areas of research.

PIZZA, salads AND PIES will be available approx 5:30-5:45p

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