ERIC Number: ED026075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
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Bibliographic Citations as Unobtrusive Measures of Scientific Communication.
Parker, Edwin B.; And Others
An examination of 500 citations in 17 behavioral science journals was made for four time periods: 1950, 1955, 1960 and 1965. Fewer journals were examined in the earlier periods because some of the journals began after 1950, 1955, or 1960. The citations were examined to find out what sources were cited by which journals in which proportions. Comparisons were made across journals and across time periods to discover sources of citations, time trends in citation sources, age of cited material, trends in authorship and acknowledgement, cluster analysis of journal to journal citations, and other measures of journal interconnections. This study is also an attempt to evaluate the method of analysis of citation data. The collected data appear in 37 appended tables. (CC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Citations (References), Cluster Grouping, Communication (Thought Transfer), Correlation, Information Utilization, Measurement Techniques, Periodicals, Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.