I'm Fereshteh Didegah (PhD), a postdoctoral researcher at University of Turku, Finland collaborating with Kim Holmberg and Timothy Bowman. I did my PhD in Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group with Mike Thelwall in the UK. My thesis was in the area of Scientometrics and I used advanced statistical tests to model the reasons and factors why some articles are highly cited while some others remain uncited for a long time.
What are my research interests?
My research categories fall into two broad categories: Scientometrics and Altmetrics. My focus in both areas is on the motivations and reasons for citation counts and altmetric counts. I also like learning new advanced statistical models and using them in my research.
Now in my
new project in
Finland, I am working on a research project on the societal impact of science
and getting more involved with Altmetric research. Altmetrics is a new field in
imetrics, only 5 years old now. I research different reasons why an article is mentioned on altmetric platforms such as Twitter or Blogs.