Named after the Quantitative Science Studies (QSS) journal, the official open access journal of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI), the lab aims to advance knowledge on the production, dissemination and use of research.
The QSS lab is happy to announce that Dr. Rodigro Costas (CWTS Leiden) and Dr. Timothy D. Bowman (Wayne State University), two prominent scholars in the quantitative science studies field, will be visiting from July 15th to July 31st.
Dr. Costas will be giving a research presentation about researcher mobility on Thursday, July 21st (more details here), and Dr. Bowman’s presentation on the mobilizaton of science in Reddit and StackExchange on Thursday July 28th (more details here)
They will be working at the School of Information Management for the time of their visit, so feel free to stop by and meet them.
Dr. Núria Bautista Puig will be joining the School of Information Management in January 2023 as a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow.
Dr. Bautista Puig received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and her background is in geography (B.Sc), Geographical Information Systems and Remote sensing (M.Sc). She received the Campus Sustainability Research Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Her areas of expertise include information science, organizational sustainability, and scientometrics.
During her Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dr. Bautista Puig will be conducting research aimed at understanding the practices and outcomes of citizen science globally. She will also develop a Living Lab initiative to explore how such initiatives can enhanced the participation of community stakeholders in all stages of the research process, including the identification of locally relevant research problems, the research design, the dissemination of the findings, and their translation into practice.
“Dr. Philippe Mongeon, Director of the QSS lab, Dr. Alana Westwood (Lead PI) and Dr. Matthew Falconer received a SSHRC partnership development grant to investigate knowledge exchange at the environmental science-policy interface.
The project involves academic partners (Dalhousie University, Carleton University, University of Alberta, University of New Brunswick, and University of Regina) as well as government partners (the Canadian Wildlife Service – Environment and Climate Change Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat) and non-profit organizations (Mitacs and Evidence for Democracy).
The QSS Lab will lead the first of four research projects funded through this grant, which aims at analyzing the visibility/engagement with scholarly publications about forest science in publicly-available policy, news, and social media, and identify whether there are features, keywords, or subject areas that support greater uptake of forest science knowledge in these public venues.
More details about the project can be found here.”
“Philippe Mongeon was awarded a connection grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The project is a partnership with Dr. Jean-Sébastien Sauvé (Co-PI) from the University of Montreal, the Canadian Association for Research Libraries (CARL) and the Maritime Institute for Science, Technology, and Society (MISTS). It aims to foster greater collaboration between practitioners and academic researchers in Canada by creating an exhaustive database of these groups’ scholarship, by developing a visual interface to explore that literature and identify new research and collaboration opportunities, and hosting an online conference on collaboration between practitioners and academics in Library and Information Science.”