An information science research group developing software and methods to exploit Web-based sources for social sciences research. We research scientometrics, link analysis, cybermetrics, webometrics, web science and sentiment analysis.
Our evaluation by the UK research assessment Library and Information Management panel gave an average score of 2.75, which was joint 2nd in the UK. Of our submitted research publications, we had the joint highest proportion in our category in the top "world leading" class.
- Hyperlink analysis, social network analysis, Blog analysis, sentiment analysis, and web impact measurements particularly in research-related issues and as an aid to science measurement - we also investigate scientometrics.
- PhD supervision in cybermetrics, webometrics, informetrics and general social science research that includes a significant component of internet-based quantitative methods. In the UK research classification system, this is Library and Information Management. Non-native English speakers need IELTS 7.5 or higher.
Contact Mike Thelwall m.thelwall @ wlv.ac.uk for more information about (self-funded) Ph.D. places, collaboration or research project proposals.
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