Wednesday, November 10
12:45 PM-1:15 PM
Room 1

Conducting Bibliometric Analysis: Workshop on Evaluating and Quantifying the State of Research in Any Field or Academic Area

Roundtable (Live Presentation) ID: 59195
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    Jineth Andrea Arango Oviedo
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
  2. Héctor Luna
    Intelecto análises técnicas e serviços
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    Fabián Otalora
    Universidad Antonio Nariño
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    Martonia Gaskill
    University of Nebraska Kearney

Abstract: Bibliometric analysis (BA) has been widely used by many authors to determinate the state of art and facilitate the systematic review of scalable body of academic literature of a specific research area using quantitative and statistical indicators. This workshop introduces participants a bibliometric analysis methodology, including concepts, indicators, database, and free software tools. The workshop proceeds in three parts: 1. We’ll provide participants with the fundamental knowledge of BA, bibliometric indicators, and referential databases; 2. Participants will perform an advance search query in the referential database (i.e. web of science); and 3. We’ll explore software tools that can be used to analyze bibliographic information, such as Biblioshiny to describe impact indicators and Vosviewer for collaborative indicators. We’ll finalize by exploring a case study “The State of Research on online learning Conducted and Published During the COVID-19 Pandemic”. The case of study is presented as a brief review of the methodology and procedures in BA presented. Participants will have hands on experience with how bibliometric analysis could be used as a new methodology to evaluate the current state and trends in any field of study. Additionally, participants will be able to ask questions about the literature analysis process, discuss best practices in research development and receive an electronic brochure summarizing the topics covered in the workshop.


To learn about BA concepts and develop skills on using software tools and techniques available to perform BA as well as be able to interpret and create new bibliometric indicators to raise awareness of the evolution and state of research in any field of study. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: 1. Describe many concepts related bibliometric analysis 2. Identify and use tools and software that are available to perform bibliometric analysis on any topic or area of interest. 3. Interpret bibliometric indicators to develop awareness of research developments and trends in any field. 4. Use existing research to identify and understand trends, and contribute to the development and advancement of academic disciplines

Topical Outline

Presenters will introduce participants to the fundamental concepts of bibliometric analysis, descriptive, impact and collaborative indicators that allow to describe and evaluate the current state and flow of knowledge. The following is the flow of topics to be covered in detail. 1. Fundamental concepts of bibliometric analysis, descriptive, impact and collaborative indicators that allow to describe and evaluate the current state and flow of knowledge 2. Published articles and indexed journals will be used to showcase how BA is used and reported, and which indicators are usually found in those works. 3. Exploring referential databases and performing an advanced search query 4. Exploring software and online tools available for BA 5. Analyzing an exported file from a database containing bibliographic data 6. Exploring basic and advanced descriptive and impact indicators 7. Using VOSviewer software to analyze the collaboration indicators of different bibliographic components, such authors, countries, institutions and keywords co-occurrence, the latter that describe the flow of knowledge. 8. Case Study: Putting it all together


Basic knowledge of scientific method, educational research and referential databases (such as Web of Science and Scopus) is helpful. However, having interest in bibliometric analysis is important. This workshop is aimed at all levels and any area/field of study. Participants should have a device for hands on learning/experience (i.e. laptop). Participants will be provided with a file containing the necessary data to perform the analysis if they don’t have a referential database available. Please install free software such as R Studio and VOSviewer prior to the workshop and be ready to learn!

Experience Level



Héctor Luna Wandurraga, PhD in chemical engineering Jineth Arango, PhD Candidate, Environmental Engineer Fabián Camilo Otálora: Environmental Engineer, MS in Bioprocess Engineering and PhD student. Martonia Gaskill, PhD, Associate Professor of Education Workshop presenters are researchers and leaders in their fields. They have conducted and published bibliometric analysis work, and have presented in many professional conferences on related topics.
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