Webinar: Preparing to Incorporate Visualizations into a *metrics Research Project

Stasa Milojevic smilojev at INDIANA.EDU
Sat Mar 24 15:51:37 EDT 2012

  ASIST SIG/MET is organizing a webinar on visualization.

TITLE: Preparing to Incorporate Visualizations into a *metrics Research 

Information Visualization has enormous potential for researchers. 
  Visualizations can be employed within a research agenda both as an 
exploratory analysis tool to better understand trends in complex data 
sets (e.g., visual analytics) and also as a way of communicating the 
results of analyses to stakeholders and other members of the research 
community.  Determining the most appropriate visualization techniques 
and incorporating those techniques into a research project, however, can 
be daunting for novice visualizers.

This webinar will approach Information Visualization from the 
perspective of researchers interested in incorporating visualizations 
into a research project within the fields of Bibliometrics, Citation 
Analysis, Scientometrics, Informetrics, Webometrics, etc.  The focus 
will be on developing an appropriate (novice) strategy for undertaking 
*metrics research-based visualizations.

The webinar will begin by introducing attendees to techniques for 
establishing the most likely and appropriate candidate data sources for 
visualization, based both on a study's research questions and on the 
needs of potential audiences/stakeholders for the visualization.  The 
webinar will then address how to structure the development of the 
visualizations and will recommend techniques and software tools that can 
be used for various types of visualizations and data sources.

Angela Zoss is a doctoral candidate at the Indiana University School of 
Library and Information Science. Over the course of her degree she has 
worked as a Research Assistant for the Cyberinfrastructure for Network 
Science Center, directed by Dr. Katy Börner, and has she attended and 
presented visualization research at a variety of domestic and 
international workshops and conferences. She currently works as an 
Adjunct Instructor for SLIS, teaching a course on Information 
Visualization that synthesizes critical, empirical, and practical 
approaches to the subject. Her research focuses on Scientometric 
visualizations of scholarly communication and, more generally, the 
development of a more nuanced understanding of how various audiences 
interact with information visualizations. She will assume the role of 
Data Visualization Coordinator at Duke University starting in the summer 
of 2012.

March, 29th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET

$10 members and $20 nonmembers.


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