Phil Davis

As 2013 draws to a close, it's time for a quick look at the state of The Scholarly Kitchen. Pardon us this indulgent navel-gazing, it's in the nature of blogs and social media in general to spend a certain amount of time staring admirably at oneself in the mirror.

In this episode, Scholarly Kitchen chef Phil Davis, a specialist in statistical analysis of readership and citation data, talks with podcast host Stewart Wills about the modern state of bibliometrics, including the opportunities and dilemmas of dealing with the vast amounts of usage, citation, and other data that can be gleaned from the Web, some of the common statistical pitfalls he’s seen in published work, and where the big questions lie for the science of bibliometrics in our increasingly data-rich era.

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