Tag: evaluate

Altmetrics: the basics

Altmetrics are non-traditional, quantitative indicators as an alternative to more traditional indicators such as the Journal Impact Factor and the H-Index. Some examples of altmetrics are number of downloads of your publication number of mentions on twitter number of times your publication was added to an online reference manager such ...    Read more

Assess the quality of a scholarly journal

Researchers can choose from tens of thousands of scholarly journals to disseminate their research results.  It is not always easy to find out which ones are reliable. General guidelines Think. Check. Submit is a checklist to help you identify trustworthy journals and publishers. Have (many of) your trusted peers published ...    Read more

Critical reading: how do you do it?

Before getting to writing your paper, you'll need to read up on your subject. The portal for Ghent University students proposes the following three steps. Scan the source Read the title and subtitle. Look at the date of publication. Aim for recent publications. Doublecheck how relevant and reliable the author ...    Read more

Critical reading: the CRAAP test

You want to base your academic, scientific research on scientifically sound sources. Often, the publisher already gives you an insight into how reliable the source is; publishers of A1-journals, for instance, already peer-review their articles. Academic libraries collect scientific literature, etc.However, you can also find many interesting sources on ...    Read more

Evidence-based guideline: how can I evaluate the quality?

The Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation Instrument (AGREE II) is a general tool for authors and users of guidelines to evaluate the methodological quality of clinical guidelines. The AGREE II tool is available in different languages, including Dutch and English.    Read more

How to spot fake news

Recognising fake news is not always easy. These tips may help you on your way.    Read more

Indicators in research evaluation

Quantitative indicators can support the evaluation of research performance. However, they should be used with caution because scientific practice is too complex to be grasped in one indicator. Quantitative indicators are therefore preferably used together with qualitative information about the research. The Research Department of Ghent University compiled a guideline ...    Read more

Resources: helpful tools to find literature

These tools will help you find literature on the topic of your choice. lib.ugent.be You can find over 4.000.000 references for books, serials, images, theses, and databases in the library catalogue of Ghent University. Many of these can be consulted online, from the comfort of your home.If you cannot ...    Read more

Retraction Watch: what is it?

Retraction Watch is a database that lists retracted (retractions) or corrected (corrections) publications, or publications with an expressions of concern. A blog is connected to the databese, highlighting some of the retracted publications. Retraction Watch started in 2010, which means you will not find older publications in the collection. The ...    Read more

Science: how do you spot bad science?

This infographic explains the difference between good science and bad (pseudo) science. Read more here.    Read more

Web of Science (WoS): introduction

Web of Science (WoS) is a portal of several scholarly databases. Ghent University has access to: Science Citation Index (SCI) Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI) Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S) Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH) Emerging Sources ...    Read more