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Title: Altmetri – ett delfält i utveckling
Other Titles: Altmetrics – a Subfield in Development
Authors: Ahmetspahic, Narcisa
Department: Högskolan i Borås/Institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap (BHS)
Issue Date: 10-Nov-2014
Series/Report no.: Kandidatuppsats
2014:39
Programme: Bibliotekarie
Publisher: University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS)
Media type: text
Keywords: Altmetri
Altmetrics
Bibliometri
Traditionella metriker
Forskningsöversikt
Paradigm
Abstract: Altmetrics, a subfield of informetrics, is still in development. The aim of this thesis is to explore; the significance altmetrics may have in the LIS field, and to define the new perspectives altmetrics offer in comparison to traditional metrics. The research questions are: - How can altmetrics affect research assessment? - How does altmetrics position itself towards traditional metrics? - How could altmetrics influence the LIS field? A qualitative content analysis was used as a method. The analysis of a sample of ten peer reviewed articles was based on a coding scheme with eleven codes. The sample was selected using Web of Science, Scopus, the Altmetrics Bibliography and chain search model. Kuhns paradigm concept was used as a theoretic framework together with the concepts Technologies of control (traditional metrics) and Technologies of narcissism (altmetrics) developed by Wouters and Costas. The results show a beginning of a paradigm shift in the research assessment field. Technologies of control with traditional metrics as measure of quality co-exist with the Technologies of narcissim using altmetrics for measuring a researchers impact on society. Altmetrics can be regarded as a complement to traditional metrics capable of evaluating research in four new perspectives:  To evaluate the whole readership  Potentially benefiting narrower fields  Evaluation in realtime  Evaluation of research products The significance altmetrics may have for the LIS field is to be used as an instrument for information mediation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2320/14322
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