ScienceOnline 2013 Watch Party! The Science Deficit Model (1/31) and Altmetrics (2/1)

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Odegaard 220, UW Campus
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Live, from the ScienceOnline 2013 in North Carolina, we bring you two great presentations. Feel free to join us either or both days.

First, on Thursday, Science Online Seattle’s own favorite Liz Neeley and John Bruno will present on “Why won’t the science deficit model die?

Description: The deficit model of science is the idea that the public has a “knowledge deficit” that affects perceptions of science and scientists. The model thus assumes that science communicators can change attitudes towards science, environmental issues, etc and affect by providing more information. The session would begin with an explanation of what the the deficit model is and the current thinking about it’s validity. We would then explore what it all means for science communicators. The goal of the session is not to make a case that science education is pointless, but rather to think about what it can realistically achieve and why we are doing it? Lets make sure the outcomes match the goals.

Then, Friday, Jason Priem and Elizabeth Iorns will present on “Using altmetrics to tell the full story of your research impact

Description: As researchers, we have many impacts that aren’t currently well-reported. Our papers are read, our software is used, our datasets support new research, our blogs and tweets spawn and grow scholarly conversations, and our findings are re-used to create technology and treatments which improve the human condition. Measurements of citation, the current gold standard, capture none of this. In the last few years, growing numbers of people have been talking supplementing citations with altmetrics: measures of research impacts mining online tools including Twitter, blogs, Mendeley, and more. Today, there are several tools–including total-impact and–that can be used by working researchers to gather these metrics. We’ll take a look at these tools, and talk about how we can use their data to help understand our own broader impacts. We’ll also talk about how we can use that data to help more effectively convey our impacts to others who wish to build upon our work, including fellow scientists, evaluators,companies, and funders.

Dates: January 31st AND Febuary 1st

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm both days

Location: Odegaard Library room 220, University of Washington


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  1. I will be on a plane coming back from San Diego on Thursday but I will see you on Friday, February 1st. Very exited for my first ScienceOnline watch party! – Fernando

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