September 23-27, 2013: CWTS Course 'Measuring Science and Research Performance'
The aim of the course is to provide a serious grounding in the role of quantitative analyses in research evaluation. The course will consider relevant aspects of the larger context of research evaluation, including existing and new knowledge communication patterns, science policy issues, the role of funding, and new trends in research evaluation. The core of the course is devoted to bibliometric analysis approaches - their rationales, methodology and limitations. In addition to lectures, the program offers interactive modules on science mapping, network analysis, and the construction and interpretation of performance evaluation studies. Attention will also be paid to the recent rise of research evaluation in general, and the increasing emphasis on quantitative measures in particular.
The course is intended for professionals whose work is closely related to research evaluation: Government and research organization officials, research institution staff, industrial R&D managers, and scientist, scholars and engineers involved in science policy, research management, and research evaluation procedures. The course will be taught by lecturers from the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University.
Methods of instruction
Seminar and practicum.
The course takes place twice a year: In spring and autumn. In 2013, the spring course has taken place in March 2013. The autumn course is scheduled for September 23-27, 2013
The course fee is € 1895,-. This includes tuition, course material, coffee breaks, lunch and dinner. (Hotel expenses are not covered by the course fee).
Maximum amount of participants is 20. Admission is at a first-come, first-served basis.
To register for the course in September, please use this booking form.
The CWTS Course programme can be found here.
Using both the feedback of the previous participants as the knowledge of the most recent developments in our field, the contents of the September course may slightly differ from the March course.
For more information you can contact mrs.S. van der Luijt-Jansen (e-mail).