Research positioning & trend identification: a data-analytics toolbox

Bijan Ranjbar-Sahraei, Rudy Negenborn

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AIDA was an initiative of TU Delft scientific staff in cooperation with TU Delft Library and Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS). The aim of the AIDA project was to provide TU Delft researchers and faculties with easy-to-use tools for research positioning and trend identifi cation.

This booklet introduces a toolbox that will help a wide range of end-users – such as PhD candidates, researchers, group leaders, and university policymakers – to position their research and identify important patterns and trends within their domains of interest. The information provided and the case studies presented were developed based on the questions received from end-users at TU Delft. In compiling this information, extensive use was made of the experience of Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) and the Research Support of TU Delft library. The presentation style is meant to be visual and easy to use, and to provide practical benefits.

In this booklet, we first introduce the researcher’s toolbox, which consists of data collection, analysis, and communication tools. We then provide a list of frequent questions that we have received from our end-users and for each question we indicate the pages in which relevant case studies can be found. Each case study shows some of the methods that can be used to position research and identify trends. We provide a sample illustration and its description for each case study. We explain WHAT the case study is about, WHY it is important, WHO can benefi t from it, and HOW you can replicate it or make similar ones based on the data at hand.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDelft University of Technology
Number of pages24
EditionVersion 2.2
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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