ERIC Number: ED050505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Research Journals, and Related Research Structure, in Special Education. Final Report.
To provide insight into the organization, interrelationship, and importance of the relevant areas of research related to special education, a study was made of citings to and from a core of journals in special education, psychology and general education. The basic data consisted of cross citings related to the special education literature. A total of 118 journals were chosen for inclusion in the analysis. It was found that there was a much stronger tie from special education to psychology than from special education to general education. General and special education were both felt to be dependent upon psychology and relatively independent of one another. It was concluded that in fields where there was a relatively high degree of organization of knowledge, the journals tended to be concentrated in their referencing, with a large fraction of references in a given journal to a relatively small number of journals. In fields which drew upon many different areas of knowledge, and which themselves had small bases of accepted knowledge, it was felt that the referencing structure tended to be quite dispersed. (CD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Computer Horizons, Inc., Chicago, IL.