Bibliometrics and Research Impact Canadian Community of Practice November Call: Social Networks in Knowledge Mobilization Work

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET


We invite all those across Canada interested in bibliometrics and research impact indicators to join this month’s community call of the CARL Canadian Bibliometrics and Research Impact (BRI) Community of Practice. This month’s invited speaker is Dr. Stephen McGregor (University of Calgary) who will present on social networks in knowledge mobilization work.

It is often said that relationships are fundamental to knowledge mobilization and that it is therefore crucial for professionals in this field to know how to analyze and utilize social networks. But how do relationships take shape, how can the multiple dimensions of social networks be mapped, and how do you pick a social network analysis tool? In this session, Dr. McGregor will answer these questions through several examples from his research into the social networks within and among elementary and secondary schools. His aim is to provide a practical introduction to social network analysis, one that is theory-informed but includes many suggestions and tips for how you can better understand social networks in the context of your work.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Stephen MacGregor is an Assistant Professor of Leadership, Policy, and Governance at the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education. His research centers on knowledge mobilization as a mechanism to promote school improvement and systems change, with an emphasis on leadership practices for increasingly complex educational environments.

Community Calls are organized by the CARL Canadian Bibliometrics and Research Impact Community of Practice Steering Committee:

  • Philippe Boisvert, Université Laval
  • Laura Bredahl, University of Waterloo (co-chair)
  • Christine Brodeur, NRC / CNRC
  • Thane Chambers, University of Alberta (co-chair)
  • Rachel Couban, McMaster University
  • Monique Grenier, University of Victoria
  • Mindy Thuna, University of Toronto