important to understand better the way in which cultures and identities are formed; the relationship between national and global identities, feelings of belonging, traditions, convictions and languages.
Citationanalysis in humanities: pros
Authors:D. Sullivan, D. Koester, D. White, and R. Kern
While co-citation analysis nas proved a powerful tool in the study of changes in intellectual foci in science, the technique has never been used to study very rapid changes in the theoretical structure of a scientific field. In this paper we present month-by-month co-citation analyses of key phases in the weak-electromagnetic unification research program within particle physics and show that these analyses capture and illuminate very rapid intellectual changes. These data provide yet another illustration of the utility of co-citation analysis for understanding the history of science.
The study employs citation analysis method to identify the disciplines and active research areas in communication studies on communication systems in China. Moreover, the study seeks to contribute to the methodological issues of citation analysis by including new variables in the analysis. Using Chinese communication research in 11 Chinese/Asian studies journals and 13 journalism/communication journals published in English since 1931, the study found that there were little exchanges between Chinese studies and communication scholars. Howerver, the study showed that by including two variables—theme of articles and academic affiliation of authors, the findings can more accurate demonstrate the relationship between the research activities and disciplines cited.
constitutive elements of the institutional environment of science. It also discusses two particular models of the institutional environment, North American and Russian (post-Soviet). Section II specifies parameters of the citationanalysis of scholarly
Authors:Eleni Fragkiadaki, Georgios Evangelidis, Nikolaos Samaras, and Dimitris A. Dervos
The use of citationanalysis has grown in importance during the past few years. The vast increase of scientific production made it very difficult for scientists to keep track of publications they might be
After 30 years of research, co-citation analysis has become the dominant method for the empirical study of the structures
of scientific communication. There is a considerable variety of methods and, at the same time, a lack of methodological evaluation.
This paper summarizes the present state of co-citation analysis and presents several methods of clustering references. The
database used is a selection of 2,114 documents in the field of organization studies from 1986-2000. The evaluative study
shows that the choice of methods has a strong impact on the results created. It also shows that the methods of cluster and
factor analysis hitherto used have only a limited value in differentiating clearly between schools of scientific research
- the 'invisible colleges'.
This paper investigates the impact of large multinational firms on the Dutch technology infrastructure. More specifically, it asks how the structure of the knowledge flows network matters for diffusion of technological knowledge in the Dutch economy. Patent citation analysis based on European Patent applications is used to quantify this network. The paper finds that there are large differences between firms in terms of the density of their 'ego-network', and the amount of knowledge spillovers to the Dutch economy that they generate.
With the primary goal of exploring whether citation analysis using scientific papers found on the Web as a data source is
a worthwhile means of studying scholarly communication in the new digital environment, the present case study examines the
scholarly communication patterns in XML research revealed by citation analysis of ResearchIndex data and SCI data. Results
suggest that citation analysis using scientific papers found on the Web as a data source has both advantages and disadvantages
when compared with citation analysis of SCI data, but is nonetheless a valid method for evaluating scholarly contributions
and for studying the intellectual structure in XML research.
Authors:Satya Ranjan Sahu and Krushna Chandra Panda
writing and align the knowledge of the concerned domain. It is an established fact that, citationanalysis is very significant for theoretical and practical reasons such as to describe the distributions, to evaluate the available resources, etc. (Bonitz