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Research impact for Education: a self-help guide

Further help

Still not sure which metrics to use, how to find them, what they mean? 

Try one or more of the following:

  • Contact your liaison librarian - they are familiar with the specific tools for your discipline.
  • Try these web resources:
  •  Metrics Toolkit: "provides guidance for demonstrating and evaluating claims of research impact."
  •  MyRI: provides resources including tutorials, videos and links.  

Books from the library collections

Focus point

Meagher, L., & Edwards, D. (2020, September 18). How to tell an impact story? The building blocks you need [Blog post]. Impact of Social Sciences. https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2020/09/18/how-to-to-tell-an-impact-story-the-building-blocks-you-need/
 
Moed, H. (2017, November 3). How can we use research performance indicators in an informed and responsible manner? Guest post by Henk Moed [Blog post]. The Bibliomagician. https://thebibliomagician.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/how-can-we-use-research-performance-indicators-in-an-informed-and-responsible-manner-guest-post-by-henk-moed/
 

Harzing, Anne-Wil. (2017, November 27). Making your case for impact if you have few citations [Blog post].  Retrieved from https://harzing.com/blog/2017/11/making-your-case-for-impact-if-you-have-few-citations

 

Harzing, Anne-Wil. (2016, July 20). From h-index to hla: The ins and outs of research metrics [Blog post].  Retrieved from https://harzing.com/blog/2016/07/from-hindex-to-hia-the-ins-and-outs-of-research-metrics

Swijghuisen Reigersberg, M.E. (2018, November 21). Metrics, Research Assessment and League Tables: An Australian perspective [Blog post].  Retrieved from https://thebibliomagician.wordpress.com/2018/11/21/metrics-research-assessment-and-league-tables-an-australian-perspective-guest-post-by-muriel-swijghuisen-reigersberg/

Bar-Ilan, J. (2014, June). Evaluating the individual researcher - adding an altmetric perspective [Blog post] . Retrieved from https://www.researchtrends.com/issue-37-june-2014/evaluating-the-individual-researcher/

Harzing, Anne-Wil. (2017, May 20). Citation analysis across disciplines: The impact of different data sources and citation metrics [Blog post].  Retrieved from https://harzing.com/publications/white-papers/citation-analysis-across-disciplines

Harzing, Anne-Wil. (2016, Feb 6). Reflections on norms for the h-index and related indices [Blog post].  Retrieved from https://harzing.com/publications/white-papers/reflections-on-norms-for-the-h-index-and-related-indices

H-index


Albion, P. R. (2012). Benchmarking citation measures among the Australian education professoriate. The Australian Educational Researcher, 39(2), 221–235. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-012-0060-1
 
Furnham, A. (2019). What I have learned from my Google Scholar and H index. Scientometrics, 122(2), 1249–1254. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-019-03316-4
 
Merga, M. K., Mat Roni, S., & Mason, S. (2020). Should Google Scholar be used for benchmarking against the professoriate in education? Scientometrics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-020-03691-3