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Alternative Metrics

In week 12, we introduce the concepts and major data providers of alternative metrics, or altmetrics.

Course Materials

None.

Supplemental Reading

Haustein S. 2016. Grand challenges in altmetrics: Heterogeneity, data quality and dependencies. Scientometrics. 108(1):413-423. doi:10.1007/s11192-016-1910-9

Sugimoto CR, Work S, Larivière V, Haustein S. 2017. Scholarly use of social media and altmetrics: A review of the literature. J Assoc Inf Sci Technol. 68(9):2037-2062. doi:10.1002/asi.23833

Practice Exercise

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