A Study of Altmetrics Using Sentiment Analysis
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The increasing use of social media has found its way into the realm of professional and scholarly discussion. Whether it’s through negative or positive sentiment (or neither) people are discussing and bringing light to each other’s work in an informal manner through social media. This paper aims to analyze the social media data displayed in altmetrics and display any patterns or correlations between the sentiment data, the platforms, and the impact scores. In our findings we conclude that certain social media platforms hold more opinionated scholarly discussions and also that there is no correlation between social media sentiments and the social impact of a research publication.