SRHE project: survey now ‘live’!

A couple of months ago, I blogged about a new project I’m working on this year, funded by the SRHE research grants. Through the project, I am looking at ranking by ‘relevance’ in academic literature databases; so for example, when you do a Google Scholar search, the results are shown to you listed with the ‘most relevant’ first. But, what does ‘relevance’ mean here? How is it being defined, and what does this mean for how we engage with the research literature?

Following the literature review and a review of some online databases, I’m keen to find out more about what you – anyone working in Higher Education whose role involves at least some searching for literature, including PhD students – think, and how you use online databases for literature searches. The survey is now open here:

It will be active until July 8th. Please do feel free to share the link with any of your own networks, online and offline 🙂 Many thanks for your participation and I’m looking forward to sharing the results soon!


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