About this event:
and Took place on 31 January, 2013 from 11:30 to 12:30
Live, from the ScienceOnline 2013 in North Carolina, we bring you two great presentations. Feel free to join us either or both days.
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 altmetric.com–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