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Popular Posts from the Impact of Social Sciences

The Impact of Social Sciences blog is a valuable source of very useful and interesting resources related to that million dollar question: how to measure the impact of research?

Here I repost their monthly update of the most popular posts as a way of encouraging you to visit it -and subscribe to it. (If you join them on Facebook or Twitter you will also get useful resources from other sources.)

Have your say: Who are your favourite academic tweeters? 2807 view(s) | posted on August 24, 2011

Running a successful academic blog can make you feel like a rock star: authenticity and narrative are essential for forging your own digital identity 1334 view(s) | posted on August 15, 2011

Your favourite academic tweeters: lists available to browse by subject area 1064 view(s) | posted on September 2, 2011

First impressions of Google Scholar Citations are good: it’s easy to use and accurate 605 view(s) | posted on July 28, 2011

Google Scholar Citations: a way for academics to compute citation metrics and track them over time 597 view(s) | posted on July 21, 2011

Impact is a strong weapon for making an evidence-based case for enhanced research support but a state-of-the-art approach to measurement is needed 393 view(s) | posted on August 22, 2011

Cite or Site? The current view of what constitutes ‘academic publishing’ is too limited. Our published work must become truly public. 378 view(s) | posted on September 1, 2011

Social media is inherently a system of peer evaluation and is changing the way scholars disseminate their research, raising questions about the way we evaluate academic authority 326 view(s) | posted on June 27, 2011

Innovative use of crowdsourcing technology presents novel prospects for research to interact with much larger audiences, and much more effectively than ever before 313 view(s) | posted on August 25, 2011

Sharing knowledge and learning through the digital gateway 286 view(s) | posted on August 8, 2011

Task force to investigate how to ensure research produces ‘maximum economic impact’ 215 view(s) | posted on July 22, 2011

The use of social media in higher education can be a positive step towards bridging the digital divide, but it is not a fail-safe measure 208 view(s) | posted on August 1, 2011

How to use Harzing’s ‘Publish or Perish’ software to assess citations – a step-by-step guide 189 view(s) | posted on July 27, 2011

In a fractured funding landscape, the ESRC are looking to invest in excellence with impact. A combination of academic merit and project management skills is essential 189 view(s) | posted on August 10, 2011

Across Europe there is a fundamental failure to agree on the value of research. Classifying academic and government perspectives on impact is a step towards settling the debate 153 view(s) | posted on August 17, 2011

A recipe ripe for success: why Google+ will work for Higher Education 145 view(s) | posted on July 21, 2011

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  1. I have both a personal homepage that describes my academic work and a publications page that list my publications (see my Imperial College London page and my Imperial College London publications page). These are useful sites for an academic to have but I find the extra functionality available in Google Scholar Citations very useful. The ability to see how often an article has been cited and by whom are useful, as are the statistics the service can produce.


    October 15, 2011

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