ResearchClass: Bibliometric analysis of Slovenian scientific community

Datum održavanja: petak, 2.12.2016. u 11:00 sati, prostorija O-357
Predavač: Luka Kronegger, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, COSTNET project
Naziv predavanja: Bibliometric analysis of Slovenian scientific community

In recent years bibliographic analysis of research performance became a global hype. Physicists, Computer scientists, Organisational scientists, Social scientists, Librarians, etc. try to utilize given resources of bibliographic databases and computer power that enabled researchers to grasp these huge datasets. There are different ways how to analyse these data. Some see the bibliographic data as solid technical playground, others as fascinating quantification of researchers daily reality. The perspective of our interdisciplinary team tries to join these different views, by joining quantitative analysis with social theories and sensitivity to social reality. Several approaches to analyse publication activity of researchers in Slovenia, as small scientific community, will be presented. The presentation is mainly based on the results obtained by three methods: i) clustering of symbolic data applied on distributions of collaboration on the level of scientific disciplines, ii) modelling of network dynamics with SIENA, where models of preferential attachment and small world were tested, and iii) multilevel analysis with scientific productivity and excellence as dependent variables. The analyses are performed on co-authorship network of all Slovenian researchers (around 20000) affiliated into 72 scientific disciplines which are nested into 7 research fields. In the period 1986-2010 these researchers published around one million publications.
Dr. Luka Kronegger is affiliated as assistant professor and researcher at Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Ljubljana. He's been working in small, creative and productive teams of highly skilled researchers. Originating from social sciences with years of experience in studies of social informatics, methodology and statistics he built a competence to make numbers tell the stories of people, institutions and relations among them. His organizational, communication and leading skills were gained and trained through formal and informal trainings, through work on research projects and leading positions in non-governmental organizations.