Video Tutorials

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Updated: Getting Started with BlueDogs - Yale School of Medicine's Learning Management System

This tutorial demonstrates the basics of using BlueDogs, Yale School of Medicine's learning management system, from a student's perspective.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Visualizing Research Impact Data

This video introduces various databases and tools which provide visualization graphs based on citation data. It also describes the general process of visualizing research impact data if you are to generate your own visualization graphs.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Telling Impact Stories

This video introduces the Becker Model and how to use its list of indicators of impact to tell impact stories.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Quantitative Metrics of Impact: Author Level

This video introduces quantitative metrics of research impact at the author level, especially the h-Index, its limitations, and the alternative metrics proposed to overcome the limitations.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Quantitative Metrics of Impact: Journal Level

This video looks at various journal-level metrics of research impact as reported in tools such as Thomson Reuter's Journal Citation Reports and Elsevier's Scopus.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Quantitative Metrics of Impact: Article Level

This video introduces the traditional quantitative metric of potential impact at the article level, the citation count, and altmetrics, which is a reaction to traditional bibliometrics. The video includes examples for each metric, and discusses their advantages and controversies.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Understanding Research Impact #1: Introduction

Nowadays, it is not uncommon for employers, academic institutions, and funding agencies to ask for evidence of your research impact before making important decisions, such as tenure promotions, academic honors, or grant awards. Therefore as a researcher, it is important for you to understand what research impact is, what you can do to document, enhance, measure and present your research impact to those decision makers. This series of videos will help you understand various metrics of impact, and how you can enhance your research impact and tell better "impact stories".