The Impact of Mentorship on Scholarship Behaviour in LIS

The goal of this project is to understand what impact the mentor-mentee relationship has on the future publication patterns of LIS doctoral students in North America.

Related questions we hope to answer are:

  1. How closely related is the subject matter of a mentor’s scholarship/area of expertise and the mentee’s dissertation during the doctoral process?

  2. Do the publishing behaviors (impact, frequency) of the mentor influence the mentee’s publication patterns as they progress through their academic career?

  3. Does the mentor’s subject of expertise influence the mentee’s future publication subject area or does it tend to deviate in a multidisciplinary field like LIS?

  4. What implications might the mentor-mentee relationship have on the academic network of a student; do students of the same mentor tend to publish together/in the same subject area?

Maddie Hare
Maddie Hare
Research Assistant
Philippe Mongeon
Philippe Mongeon
Assistant Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University

I am an assistant professor at the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University, director of the Quantitative Science Studies Lab, and associate member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST).