*metrics - MEasuring The Reliability and perception of Indicators for interactions with sCientific productS (DFG, 2017-2019)

Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse KaffeeThe main objective of this project proposal is to develop a deeper understanding of *metrics, especially in terms of their general significance and their perception amongst stakeholders.

To this end, key considerations will include the quality of *metrics underlying data (in terms of validity and reliability), the historical context within which *metrics arose, as well as their ability to adequately assess scientific outputs against the background of disciplinary specificities.

The project's findings will benefit *metrics users (e.g., researchers, research funders), information services and libraries, as well as *metrics providers, enabling *metrics informed use and widening our knowledge about their limitations and possibilities for interpretation.