Meaningful Measurements: On the Need for a New Type of Scientometrics

Friday, 13 February 2015: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room LL20B (San Jose Convention Center)
Paul Wouters, Center for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden, Netherlands
This talk will focus on the forces that are currently leading to a need for modifying or in some cases completely rebuilding systems for measurements of the achievements of science and scientists. This will be an entry point as well to describe the importance of such measurements and where these measurements might be used or mis-used, irrespective of the absolute value of these measurements.