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Preparing to Incorporate Visualizations into a *metrics Research Project
Original Broadcast Date:  March 29, 2012

Information Visualization has enormous potential for researchers. Visualizations can be employed within a research agenda both as an exploratory analysis tool to better understand trends in complex data sets (e.g., visual analytics) and also as a way of communicating the results of analyses to stakeholders and other members of the research community. Determining the most appropriate visualization techniques and incorporating those techniques into a research project, however, can be daunting for novice visualizers. 

The webinar will begin by introducing attendees to techniques for establishing the most likely and appropriate candidate data sources for visualization, based both on a study's research questions and on the needs of potential audiences/stakeholders for the visualization. The webinar will then address how to structure the development of the visualizations and will recommend techniques and software tools that can be used for various types of visualizations and data sources. 

This webinar will approach Information Visualization from the perspective of researchers interested in incorporating visualizations into a research project within the fields of Bibliometrics, Citation Analysis, Scientometrics, Informetrics, Webometrics, etc. The focus will be on developing an appropriate (novice) strategy for undertaking *metrics research-based visualizations.

Cost:  $10 Members   $20 Non-Members

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Angela Zoss
Angela Zoss is a doctoral candidate at the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science. Over the course of her degree she has worked as a Research Assistant for the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, directed by Dr. Katy Börner, and has she attended and presented visualization research at a variety of domestic and international workshops and conferences. She currently works as an Adjunct Instructor for SLIS, teaching a course on Information Visualization that synthesizes critical, empirical, and practical approaches to the subject. Her research focuses on Scientometric visualizations of scholarly communication and, more generally, the development of a more nuanced understanding of how various audiences interact with information visualizations. She will assume the role of Data Visualization Coordinator at Duke University starting in the summer of 2012.