Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation

Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation

Research Policy, 28, 501–517. King, D.A. (2004). The scientific impact of nations.
Nature, 430, 311–316. Kostoff, R.N. (2002). Citation analysis of research
performer quality. Scientometrics, 53, 49–71. Kurtz, M.J., Eichhorn, G., Accomazzi
, A., ...

Author: Henk F. Moed

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402037146

Category: Computers

Page: 348

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This book is written for members of the scholarly research community, and for persons involved in research evaluation and research policy. More specifically, it is directed towards the following four main groups of readers: – All scientists and scholars who have been or will be subjected to a quantitative assessment of research performance using citation analysis. – Research policy makers and managers who wish to become conversant with the basic features of citation analysis, and about its potentialities and limitations. – Members of peer review committees and other evaluators, who consider the use of citation analysis as a tool in their assessments. – Practitioners and students in the field of quantitative science and technology studies, informetrics, and library and information science. Citation analysis involves the construction and application of a series of indicators of the ‘impact’, ‘influence’ or ‘quality’ of scholarly work, derived from citation data, i.e. data on references cited in footnotes or bibliographies of scholarly research publications. Such indicators are applied both in the study of scholarly communication and in the assessment of research performance. The term ‘scholarly’ comprises all domains of science and scholarship, including not only those fields that are normally denoted as science – the natural and life sciences, mathematical and technical sciences – but also social sciences and humanities.
Categories: Computers

Citation Classics from Social Indicators Research

Citation Classics from Social Indicators Research

Lance, C.E., A.G.C. Mallard and A.C. Michalos: 1995, “Tests of the causal
directions of global-life facet satisfaction relationships”, Social Indicators
Research, 34, pp.69-92. Lawani, S.M. and A.E. Bayer: 1983, “Validity of citation
criteria for ...

Author: Alex C. Michalos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402037429

Category: Social Science

Page: 622

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Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement was founded by Alex C. Michalos and published its first issue in March 1974. It has been the leading journal for scholarly research in its field for over thirty years. This volume is published in celebration of that record of accomplishment. The 19 articles assembled here are a selection drawn from the 34 (2.4%) most frequently cited articles in the journal’s history. An introductory essay written by Michalos explains the historical and scientific importance of each article in the development of social indicators or quality-of-life research. It provides a rare overview of the perceived scientific problems that researchers around the world addressed in the first three decades of exploration, as well as a view of some of the problems to be addressed in the future. A short essay describing the origins of the journal by its founder is also included. Anyone interested in having a single volume that contains some of the best research produced in this field will find this volume irresistible.
Categories: Social Science

A Socio Legal Research Citation Methods

A Socio Legal Research   Citation Methods

something else (studies with this object in view are known as diagnostic research
studies); 4. To test a hypothesis of a causal relationship between variables (such
studies are known as hypothesis-testing research studies). MOTIVATION IN ...

Author: Dr. Sanjay J. Ambekar


ISBN: 9789390005024

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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In this book, all primary research scope and dimensions are considered, which will help the researcher have a self-evaluation of the work he/she is carrying out. This book focuses on each possible way of research steps – beginning from problem identification to report generation. This book has eight chapters. Chapter I deal with Research Methodology: An Introduction it has included especially the values and ethics in social research through it the students and the researcher would get knowledge about the ethical manners of research. Chapter II deals with Research Methods under it exclusively focus on the utility of socio-legal research and the relevance of empirical research. Chapter III deals with the Identification of Research Problem; it has covered criteria of research problem, evaluation of research problem, survey of available literature, and bibliography research through point researcher can understand how literature review helpful in accomplishing the research work? Purpose of the literature review, what types of legislative material can refer by the researcher? How is the juristic writing vital in the socio-legal research? Chapter IV deals with the Hypothesis. Chapter V deals with the Preparation of the research design under this chapter. I have tried to discuss devising tools and techniques for collecting data with the help of juristic literature, the use of historical and comparative research materials, observation studies, and questionnaires, jurimetrics, computerized research, etc. Chapter VI deals with the classification and tabulation of data. Chapter VII deals with Report writing. Chapter VIII deals with Legal citation methods; it is the exclusive chapter in this book because there is no need for the researcher to refer another text for Standard Indian legal citation style. It is well-organized book deals with a variety of research methods used in legal and social sciences. A Handbook of "A Socio-legal research & citation methods" is recommended for researchers and useful during Ph. D Course Work.
Categories: Social Science

Knowledge into Action Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science

Knowledge into Action  Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science

Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science Danny P. Wallace,
Connie J. Van Fleet. Additionally, ISI publishes an adjunct publication, Journal
Citation Reports, which provides bachelor's degree, and are usually not ...

Author: Danny P. Wallace

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692663

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

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The only book currently available that comprehensively integrates research and evaluation for evidence-based library and information science practice.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook of Political Communication Research

Handbook of Political Communication Research

It is also valid to the extent that one accepts the aggregation of citations as
representing the “importance” of links between citing ... Citation Analysis in
Communication Studies During the past three decades, many citation studies
have been ...

Author: Lynda Lee Kaid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135650940

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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The Handbook of Political Communication Research is a benchmark volume, defining the most important and significant thrusts of contemporary research and theory in political communication. Editor Lynda Lee Kaid brings together exemplary scholars to explore the current state of political communication research in each of its various facets. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of political communication scholarship, contributions represent research coming from communication, political science, journalism, and marketing disciplines, among others. The Handbook demonstrates the broad scope of the political communication discipline and emphasizes theoretical overviews and research synthesis, with each chapter providing discussion of the major lines of research, theory, and findings for the area of concern. Chapters are organized into sections covering: *The theoretical background, history, structure, and diversity of political communication; *Messages predominant in the study of political communication, ranging from classical rhetorical modes to political advertising and debates; *News media coverage of politics, political issues, and political institutions; *Public opinion and the audiences of political communication; *European and Asian perspectives on political communication; and *Trends in political communication study, including the Internet, and its role in changing the face of political communication. As a comprehensive and thorough examination of the political communication discipline--the first in over two decades--this Handbook is a "must-have" resource for scholars and researchers in political communication, mass communication, and political science. It will also serve readers in public opinion, political psychology, and related areas.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mental Health Research Institute Staff Publications

Mental Health Research Institute Staff Publications

Other suggestive ideas on how citations studies could help to build a science of
science are outlined by DE SOLLA PRICE ( 19 , 20 ) . Citation Indexes on the
basis of the ratio between number of citations received in the literature of the field

Author: University of Michigan. Mental Health Research Institute

Publisher: UM Libraries

ISBN: UOM:39015039698793

Category: Mental health


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Categories: Mental health

Applied Informetrics for Information Retrieval Research

Applied Informetrics for Information Retrieval Research

A reference is made within a citing document and represents an
acknowledgment to another work. ... Units of analysis in citation studies consist of
the documents themselves, the author(s) of the documents, or less frequently, the
higher level ...

Author: Dietmar Wolfram

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313319707

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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The author demonstrates how informetric analysis of information retrieval system content and use provides valuable insights that have applications for the modeling, design, and evaluation of information retrieval systems.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Analysis and Visualization of Citation Networks

Analysis and Visualization of Citation Networks

CORE OBJECTS When a citation analysis study is concerned with more than one
research field, field normalization is also an important issue. Field normalization ...

Author: Dangzhi Zhao

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781608459391

Category: Computers

Page: 207

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Citation analysis—the exploration of reference patterns in the scholarly and scientific literature—has long been applied in a number of social sciences to study research impact, knowledge flows, and knowledge networks. It has important information science applications as well, particularly in knowledge representation and in information retrieval. Recent years have seen a burgeoning interest in citation analysis to help address research, management, or information service issues such as university rankings, research evaluation, or knowledge domain visualization. This renewed and growing interest stems from significant improvements in the availability and accessibility of digital bibliographic data (both citation and full text) and of relevant computer technologies. The former provides large amounts of data and the latter the necessary tools for researchers to conduct new types of large-scale citation analysis, even without special access to special data collections. Exciting new developments are emerging this way in many aspects of citation analysis. This book critically examines both theory and practical techniques of citation network analysis and visualization, one of the two main types of citation analysis (the other being evaluative citation analysis). To set the context for its main theme, the book begins with a discussion of the foundations of citation analysis in general, including an overview of what can and what cannot be done with citation analysis (Chapter 1). An in-depth examination of the generally accepted steps and procedures for citation network analysis follows, including the concepts and techniques that are associated with each step (Chapter 2). Individual issues that are particularly important in citation network analysis are then scrutinized, namely: field delineation and data sources for citation analysis (Chapter 3); disambiguation of names and references (Chapter 4); and visualization of citation networks (Chapter 5). Sufficient technical detail is provided in each chapter so the book can serve as a practical how-to guide to conducting citation network analysis and visualization studies. While the discussion of most of the topics in this book applies to all types of citation analysis, the structure of the text and the details of procedures, examples, and tools covered here are geared to citation network analysis rather than evaluative citation analysis. This conscious choice was based on the authors’ observation that, compared to evaluative citation analysis, citation network analysis has not been covered nearly as well by dedicated books, despite the fact that it has not been subject to nearly as much severe criticism and has been substantially enriched in recent years with new theory and techniques from research areas such as network science, social network analysis, or information visualization.
Categories: Computers

Linguistic Studies in Academic and Professional English

Linguistic Studies in Academic and Professional English

Quoting has been the object of research for linguists such as Myers ( 1999 ) or
Hyland ( 1999 ) . Other researchers have analysed quotations and reported
speech in their books . Swales ( 1990 ) makes a taxonomy of citations according
to their ...

Author: Inmaculada Fortanet

Publisher: Universitat Jaume I

ISBN: 8480214511

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 313

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A collection of articles that tries to reflect the relevance of the research on specific English. The book will be an interesting resource for students and teachers of English, as well as for professionals who wish to learn more about specific English.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

At the top of a sheet of paper write the case citation. If this is a case that you are
reading for class, you may also want to indicate its page number in your textbook.
As we discussed earlier, the citation contains enough information to let the ...

Author: Katherine A. Currier

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 9780735578647

Category: Law

Page: 634

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Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approach introduces paralegal students to the law and legal concepts while providing them with practical information about what paralegals actually do in the legal system. Now in its fourth edition, this text continues to deliver a comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts typically covered in introduction to paralegal studies or introduction to law courses. Qualities that make this text an excellent teaching tool include: Critical thinking approach used to introduce students to the study of law, encouraging them to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. Teaches students the basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases. Strong pedagogy includes ethics alerts, marginal definitions, Internet references, and legal reasoning exercises throughout the book. Well-organized, accessible format Excellent ancillary package, with a comprehensive Instructor's Manual, in-depth test bank, and PowerPoint slides. Blackboard package also available. The Fourth Edition is enriched by: New developments are incorporated throughout this edition. Updated ethics materials. New and updated assignments For in-depth coverage of the legal system, the law and the analysis of it, and the role of the paralegal within the system, choose Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approach.
Categories: Law

An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

Box 4.1 Do citations tell us about influence? A number of sociologists have
attempted to use citation analysis as a tool to evaluate the importance of
particular publications, among other things. But is citation analysis a useful tool
for studying ...

Author: Sergio Sismondo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444358889

Category: Science

Page: 256

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An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, Second Edition reflects the latest advances in the field while continuing to provide students with a road map to the complex interdisciplinary terrain of science and technology studies. Distinctive in its attention to both the underlying philosophical and sociological aspects of science and technology Explores core topics such as realism and social construction, discourse and rhetoric, objectivity, and the public understanding of science Includes numerous empirical studies and illustrative examples to elucidate the topics discussed Now includes new material on political economies of scientific and technological knowledge, and democratizing technical decisions Other features of the new edition include improved readability, updated references, chapter reorganization, and more material on medicine and technology
Categories: Science

A History of Econometrics

A History of Econometrics

Citation analysis has grown rapidly in recent years, thanks to fast-growing
computing technology and the internet. Most existing citation studies are on the
impact and research trends of science subjects (e.g. van Raan, 2004). Citation
analyses ...

Author: Duo Qin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191668685

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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Reformation of Econometrics is a sequel to The Formation of Econometrics: A Historical Perspective (1993, OUP) which traces the formation of econometric theory during the period 1930-1960. This book provides an account of the advances in the field of econometrics since the 1970s. Based on original research, it focuses on the reformists' movement and schools of thought and practices that attempted a paradigm shift in econometrics in the 1970s and 1980s. It describes the formation and consolidation of the Cowles Commission (CC) paradigm and traces and analyses the three major methodological attempts to resolve problems involved in model choice and specification of the CC paradigm. These attempts have reoriented the focus of econometric research from internal questions (how to optimally estimate a priori given structural parameters) to external questions (how to choose, design, and specify models). It also examines various modelling issues and problems through two case studies - modelling the Phillips curve and business cycles. The third part of the book delves into the development of three key aspects of model specification in detail - structural parameters, error terms, and model selection and design procedures. The final chapter uses citation analyses to study the impact of the CC paradigm over the span of three and half decades (1970-2005). The citation statistics show that the impact has remained extensive and relatively strong in spite of certain weakening signs. It implies that the reformative attempts have fallen short of causing a paradigm shift.
Categories: Business & Economics

Author Cocitation Analysis Quantitative Methods for Mapping the Intellectual Structure of an Academic Discipline

Author Cocitation Analysis  Quantitative Methods for Mapping the Intellectual Structure of an Academic Discipline

liTerATure survey There are only a handful of studies that deal with the issue of
the impact of different cocitation counting ... The Persson Study Persson (2001)
used 7001 citing papers and their 106,876 citations in the library and information

Author: Eom, Sean B.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599047409

Category: Education

Page: 368

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Provides a blueprint for researchers to follow in a wide variety of investigations. Introduces an alternative approach to conducting author cocitation analysis (ACA) without relying on commercial citation databases.
Categories: Education

Information Visualization

Information Visualization

... structural changes. 5.1.3 Citation Networks Studies of citation networks can be
divided into three categories: (1) pioneering studies of citation networks before
the 1980s, (2) emergent knowledge domain visualization studies since the late ...

Author: Chaomei Chen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1852337893

Category: Computers

Page: 316

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Information visualization is not only about creating graphical displays of complex and latent information structures. It also contributes to a broader range of cognitive, social, and collaborative activities. This is the first book to examine information visualization from this perspective. This 2nd edition continues the unique and ambitious quest for setting information visualization and virtual environments in a unifying framework. It pays special attention to the advances made over the last 5 years and potentially fruitful directions to pursue. It is particularly updated to meet the need for practitioners. The book is a valuable source for researchers and graduate students.
Categories: Computers

Sociophysics An Introduction

Sociophysics  An Introduction

The distribution of the relative number of citations received by a paper is an
important issue in citation studies. Data analysis is important in the study of the
features of citation networks. Such analyses of citation data have been made
possible ...

Author: Parongama Sen

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191639456

Category: Science

Page: 320

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This book discusses the study and analysis of the physical aspects of social systems and models, inspired by the analogy with familiar models of physical systems and possible applications of statistical physics tools. Unlike the traditional analysis of the physics of macroscopic many-body or condensed matter systems, which is now an established and mature subject, the upsurge in the physical analysis and modelling of social systems, which are clearly many-body dynamical systems, is a recent phenomenon. Though the major developments in sociophysics have taken place only recently, the earliest attempts of proposing "Social Physics" as a discipline are more than one and a half centuries old. Various developments in the mainstream physics of condensed matter systems have inspired and induced the recent growth of sociophysical analysis and models. In spite of the tremendous efforts of many scientists in recent years, the subject is still in its infancy and major challenges are yet to be taken up. An introduction to these challenges is the main motivation for this book.
Categories: Science

The Origins of Old Germanic Studies in the Low Countries

The Origins of Old Germanic Studies in the Low Countries

REFERENCES In his Old Germanic studies ... is an author's conscious attempt to
record the origin of an idea , citation , cognate , or parallel which he uses in his
study .

Author: Cornelis Dekker

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004110313

Category: History

Page: 479

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This volume deals with the comparative study of Old Germanic languages in the Low Countries, in the middle of the seventeenth century; with special attention to the work of the philologist and lawyer Jan van Vliet (1622-1666).
Categories: History

Fifty Years of Regional Science

Fifty Years of Regional Science

citation. study. Andrew M. Isserman Departments of Agricultural and Consumer
Economics, and Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois, ... The article
also discusses problems with the citation data and limitations of citation studies.

Author: Raymond Florax

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540223614

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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This book contains the complete text of the special Golden Anniversary issue of the flagship journal of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), Papers in Regional Science (Volume 83, Number 1), as well as the full text of Walter Isard's Presidential Address "The future (near and far) of regional science". Professor Isard originally delivered the speech in a special plenary session of the fiftieth North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International. The session began with a ceremonial kickoff to the year-long celebration of the multidisciplinary field's first 50 years. At the ceremony, held on the morning of Friday, November 21,2004 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Philadelphia, we presented Walter Isard, the founder of our multidisciplinary field, as well as Antoine Bailly, the President of the Regional Science Association International, and David Boyce, the Association's Archivist, with commemorative first copies of the anniversary issue. This book, entitled Fifty Years of Regional Science, consists of a compendium of "thought" papers authored by a representative sampling of some of the field's leading scholars. For the special journal issue we originally titled the collection: "The Brightest of Dawns".
Categories: Business & Economics

Social Information Retrieval Systems Emerging Technologies and Applications for Searching the Web Effectively

Social Information Retrieval Systems  Emerging Technologies and Applications for Searching the Web Effectively

If their findings could be confirmed in general (for other scientific domains,
including the social sciences and the humanities), then the Vaughan-Shaw
approach would, in particular, be very useful for citation studies in the humanities,
where ...

Author: Goh, Dion

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599045450

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

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The wealth of information accessible on the Internet has grown exponentially since its advent. This mass of content must be systemically sifted to glean pertinent data, and the utilization of the collective intelligence of other users, or social information retrieval, is an innovative, emerging technique. Social Information Retrieval Systems: Emerging Technologies & Applications for Searching the Web Effectively provides relevant content in the areas of information retrieval systems, services, and research; covering topics such as social tagging, collaborative querying, social network analysis, subjective relevance judgments, and collaborative filtering. Answering the increasing demand for authoritative resources on Internet technologies, this Premier Reference Source will make an indispensable addition to any library collection.
Categories: Business & Economics

Citation Classics from the Journal of Business Ethics

Citation Classics from the Journal of Business Ethics

R. Eric Reidenbach and Donald P. Robin The study of marketing ethics is
assuming a level of importance approaching ... 5) refer to this second descriptive
approach as the scientific study of ethics citing as an example studies reported in
the ...

Author: Alex C. Michalos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400741263

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 831

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The Journal of Business Ethics was founded by Alex C. Michalos and Deborah C. Poff and published its first issue in March 1982. It is the most frequently cited business ethics journal in the world. The Journal has always offered a multi-disciplinary and international public forum for the discussion of issues concerning the interaction of successful business and moral virtue. Its authors and readers are primarily scholars and students in social sciences and philosophy , with special interests in the interaction of these disciplines with business or corporate responsibility. Since the field of business ethics grew simultaneously with the growth of the Journal, a collection of its most cited articles is tantamount to a collection of the articles that had the greatest influence in defining the field over its first 30 years of development. In this anniversary volume, an overview of citation classics from the Journal is presented, the 33 most frequently cited articles are reproduced and brief reflections on the impact of the Journal on the field are given from over 100 scholars who authored citation classics and/or distinguished papers, as well as those who served on the Editorial Board and/or are recognized as leaders in the field.
Categories: Business & Economics

Issues in Radiation Biology and Toxicology Research 2011 Edition

Issues in Radiation Biology and Toxicology Research  2011 Edition

We identified statements that gave a treatment recommendation and classified
the citation using the following system: No citation, general review article, in vitro
study, animal study, case reports (n <3), case series (n >2), retrospective study, ...


Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 9781464965791

Category: Medical

Page: 712

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Issues in Radiation Biology and Toxicology Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Radiation Biology and Toxicology Research. The editors have built Issues in Radiation Biology and Toxicology Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Radiation Biology and Toxicology Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Radiation Biology and Toxicology Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at
Categories: Medical