Re:Publishing: Metrics, Alt-metrics, and Impact: What if we’re looking at all the wrong things?
Location: Old Chem 011
Everyone has heard the old saw about “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Yet we continue to rely heavily on things we can count as shortcuts for evidence of complex and nuanced things. Like research impact, or academic “productivity”. How many books or articles have you published, how many citations do they have, what do the aggregate teaching evaluations say? Can these kinds of numbers really tell us what we need to know? What important nuances are left out? What kinds of behaviors do they incentivize, and what do they discount or discourage? How is this changing, or how should it be changing, patterns of scholarly publishing and research?
• Karl Bates (Director of Research Communication, Duke News & Communications)
• Alexandra Sutton Lawrence (Science Policy Director, Duke Initiative for Science & Society)
• Scott Lindroth (Vice Provost for the Arts, and Professor of Music)
• Kevin Moore (Vice Dean for Faculty, Trinity Arts & Sciences)
Registration is REQUIRED for lunch.