Big Data, Small Data, Missing Data: Harnessing the Evidence Base for a Changing Academy
More and more data are available every day on scholars and scholarship, research outputs and impact, and the ways in which we reach (and do not reach) publics and the users of scholarship. Bringing together world-leading experts on bibliometrics, social media, and scholarly communication from across the globe, as well as at Curtin, we will tackle one of the core questions for the modern university. How do we responsibly use this burgeoning quantity of data available to us to plan for the future? Looking at questions of research mobility and diversity within the academy, the presence and reach of scholars on social media, and our ability to understand who uses our campus facilities we will dig into the questions of what the data can tell us, and perhaps more importantly, what it can’t tell us.
This workshop will be of interest to research managers, institutional strategists and leaders, as well as those engaged in data collection and analysis at both small and large scales. Limited seats are available.