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0 is the magic number: why small numbers matter just as much as large ones when we talk about altmetrics

Tattersall, Andy (2016) 0 is the magic number: why small numbers matter just as much as large ones when we talk about altmetrics. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (31 May 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The problem many detractors have with altmetrics is that it is heavily focused on numbers that may or may not be meaningful. Andy Tattersall sees this as a legitimate concern but argues researchers should consider further what can be gained from these scores, or indeed, the lack of one. In a world increasingly governed by impact and the dissemination of your research, the straight flat zero indicates an opportunity and a possible need to communicate your work.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of Social Sciences © CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2016 07:42
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66728

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