A #HEFCEmetrics Twitter Archive (Friday 16 January 2015, Warwick)
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The HEFCE metrics workshop: metrics and the assessment of research quality and impact in the arts and humanities took place on Friday 16 January 2015, 1030 to 1630 GMT at the Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick, UK.
This file contains a dataset of 821 Tweets tagged with #HEFCEmetrics (case not sensitive).
These Tweets were publicly published and tagged with #HEFCEmetrics between 16/01/2015 00:35:08 GMT and 16/01/2015 23:19:33 GMT. The collection period corresponds to the day the workshop took place in real time.
This file was created and shared by Ernesto Priego (Centre for Information Science, City University London) with a Creative Commons- Attribution license (CC-BY) for academic research and educational use.
The Tweets contained in this file were collected using Martin Hawksey's TAGS 6.0. This file contains 2 sheets.
Only users with at least 2 followers were included in the archive. Retweets have been included. An initial automatic deduplication was performed but data might require further deduplication.
Please note that both research and experience show that the Twitter search API is not 100% reliable. Large Tweet volumes affect the search collection process. The API might "over-represent the more central users", not offering "an accurate picture of peripheral activity" (Gonzalez-Bailon, Sandra, et al. 2012). It is not guaranteed this file contains each and every Tweet tagged with #HEFCEmetrics during the indicated period, and is shared for comparative and indicative educational and research purposes only.
Please note the data in this file is likely to require further refining and even deduplication. The data is shared as is. The contents of each Tweet are responsibility of the original authors. This dataset is shared to encourage open research into scholarly activity on Twitter. If you use or refer to this data in any way please cite and link back using the citation information above.
For the #HEFCEmetrics Twitter archive corresponding to the one-day workshop hosted by the University of Sussex on Tuesday 7 October 2014, please go to
Priego, Ernesto (2014): A #HEFCEmetrics Twitter Archive. figshare.