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Science Mapping and Research Positioning for PhD Students

Wednesday 15 November 2017
Polak Y3-09
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Each year over 2.5 million scholarly articles are published. This makes it very hard for young researchers to get to grips with their subject. What is the most important literature in the field? Who are the most important researchers and research organizations to collaborate with? What is trending in my research field right now and can I make predictions about future research? What keywords should I search with and add to my publication?

At the end of this workshop you will be able to efficiently collect data from the online databases such as Web of Science and Scopus, and to use the VOSviewer software, designed by Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), to visualize the collected data in the form of “term maps”, “co-authorship maps” and “citation maps”. These visualizations are sources of valuable insights that you can use in writing new literature review papers, preparing grant proposals and starting fruitful collaborations with your peers.

Presentersare  Bijan Ranjbarsahraei from TU Delft, and Ludo Waltman and Nees Jan van Eck from the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS). The workshop is open to all PhD Students from TU Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Leiden University.

Attending the workshop is free, but registering is required as the number of seats is limited. Please bring your own laptop with VOS Viewer pre-installed.

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