I'm Fereshteh Didegah (PhD), an information scientist and interested in doing research in the areas of Scientometrics and Altmetrics.
My PhD thesis had an interdisciplinary nature, focusing on the quantitative methods that help identify factors associating with high quality research publications in 22 different fields of science. The results of my thesis would help researchers from different disciplines to produce high impact research papers.
My research agenda focuses on quantitative methods in scientometrics, webometrics, and altmetrics areas. More specific areas of investigation are citation theory, modelling citation behaviour, social networks, and social media. I am interested in a research approach that employs innovative methodologies, new statistical procedures, up-to-dated scientometric and visualization tools, has an interdisciplinary nature, and is of paramount importance to the scientific and research policy makers in academic and research institutions.