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The Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. The program was established at NSF in 2005 in response to a call from Dr. John Marburger III, then science advisor to the U.S. President, for a “science” of science policy. As of January 2011, it has co-funded 162 awards that aim to develop, improve, and expand data, analytical tools, and models that can be directly applied in the science policy decision making process. The long-term goals of the SciSIP program are to provide a scientifically rigorous and quantitative basis for science policy and to establish an international community of practice. The program has an active listserv that, as of January 2011, has almost 700 members from academia, government, and industry. This study analyzed all SciSIP awards (through January 2011) to identify existing collaboration networks and co-funding relations between SciSIP and other areas of science. In addition, listserv data was downloaded and analyzed to derive complementary discourse information. Key results include evidence of rich diversity in communication and funding networks and effective strategies for interlinking researcher and science policy makers, prompting discussion, and resource sharing.

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in this study), research funding, types of methods mainly used (i.e. quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, reflexive work) and epistemological beliefs (i.e. their position towards core notions of positivism and neopositivism). Five faculty members

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science in their research. They argued that this mixed method has some benefits such as more coverage of literatures of the field. In a research (Lee and Jeong 2008 ) delineated the area of robot technology with application of co-word method

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/AIDS in clinical settings: challenges and lessons learned 000254734800008 Acceptability of tenofovir gel as a vaginal microbicide among women in a phase I trial: A mixed-methods

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, the analysis of the correlations between words and citations links speak by themselves about the content and the evolution of ideas in the scientific area. By applying a mixed-method approach to the concrete case of the literature on aquaculture we

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, Weld , PC 2008 The evaluation of large research initiatives: a participatory integrative mixed-methods approach . American Journal of Evaluation 29 : 8 – 28 10.1177/1098214007309280 . Uldrich , J

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