By Nicola De Bellis
Can the equipment of technological know-how be directed towards technology itself? How did it occur that scientists, medical files, and their bibliographic hyperlinks got here to be considered as mathematical variables in summary types of clinical communique? what's the function of quantitative analyses of clinical and technical documentation in present technology coverage and administration? Bibliometrics and quotation research: From the Science quotation Index to Cybermetrics solutions those questions via a entire assessment of theories, options, recommendations, and functions within the interdisciplinary and progressively turning out to be box of bibliometrics.
Since quotation indexes got here into the limelight throughout the mid-1960s, quotation networks became more and more very important for lots of diversified learn fields. The booklet starts via investigating the empirical, philosophical, and mathematical foundations of bibliometrics, together with its beginnings with the technology quotation Index, the theoretical framework at the back of it, and its mathematical underpinnings. It then examines the applying of bibliometrics and quotation research within the sciences and technology stories, particularly the sociology of technology and technological know-how coverage. ultimately it presents a view of the way forward for bibliometrics, exploring intimately the continuing extension of bibliometric how to the constitution and dynamics of the area broad net.
This e-book offers newbies to the sector of bibliometrics an obtainable access aspect to a complete learn culture in a different way scattered via an enormous volume of magazine literature. even as, it brings to the vanguard the cross-disciplinary linkages among many of the fields (sociology, philosophy, arithmetic, politics) that intersect on the crossroads of quotation research. as a result of its discursive and interdisciplinary method, the ebook comes in handy to these in each region of scholarship excited about the quantitative research of knowledge exchanges, but in addition to technology historians and common readers who easily desire to familiarize them
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Extra info for Bibliometrics and Citation Analysis: From the Science Citation Index to Cybermetrics
A comprehensive historical overview of bibliometric studies and research traditions can be found in Dorothy H. , 288–328 (New York: M. id=tPnkxsklgXoC. This is a reprint of a 1987 essay, and may be complemented with Farideh Osareh, “Bibliometrics, Citation Analysis and Co-Citation Analysis: A Review of Literature I,” Libri: International Library Review 46, no. 3 (1996): 149–58, and Osareh, “Bibliometrics, Citation Analysis and Co-Citation Analysis: A Review of Literature II,” Libri: International Library Review 46, no.
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1. HOW MANY METRICS? “Bibliometrics,” “scientometrics,” “informetrics,” “webometrics,” “netometrics,” “cybermetrics”: the metrology of scientific communication is rich in terms hinting at various and often indistinguishable research areas. An obvious temptation would be to establish a direct genealogical Biblio/Sciento/Infor-metrics 3 relationship, bibliometrics leading to cybermetrics by passing through scientometrics and informetrics. Actually, the question is more complicated. The objective of each research area is to analyze, quantify, and measure communication phenomena to build accurate formal representations of their behavior for explanatory, evaluative, and administrative purposes.