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Trouble Communicating with Non-Scientists?
Posted On: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:47 by Erica Brody
Do you have trouble communicating with Non-Scientists? Check out these tips from leading weather scientist, Dr. Marshall Shepherd.
- Know your audience. Many scientists are guilty of delivering the same message to the Rotary Club or Congressional Staffers that they give at a science conference. Research and understand your audience. Anthony Leiserowitz, an excellent climate communication scholar at Yale, once told me, "Not knowing your audience is like throwing darts at a dartboard with the lights off."
- Get to the point. As scientists we are trained to describe a ton of details and background information before we give the final results…
Find Your H-Index Using Scopus!
Posted On: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 14:37 by Brandi Tuttle
The h-index is an author-level metric, originally proposed by Jorge E. Hirsch in 2005, to simultaneously measure productivity (number of papers published) and citation impact (number of times a paper is cited). If you’re interested, you can read Hirsch’s original proposal for the h-index here.
For a particular scholar, their h-index is the number of h published papers where each paper has been cited at least h times. For example, if Dr. Jane Doe has an h-index of 12, then she has published 12 papers that have each been cited at least 12 times. The h-index attempts to measure both the productivity and the apparent scientific impact of…MORE
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