ERIC Number: ED220109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Exploration of Reading Clusters in the Education Literature, 1974-1978.
Prepared as an introduction to the methods and techniques of citation and co-citation analysis for educational researchers, this paper describes a citation database which was extracted from educational research periodicals and explores in a preliminary manner the results of a a citation analysis of the database. The analytical procedures involved in gathering citation and co-citation data are discussed, and the use of cluster analysis of citation data is outlined as a means of identifying the intellectual structure of education-related specialties. An intellectual map of the field of reading research, based upon a citation and cluster analysis of the relevant literature, is then discussed, together with less detailed intellectual maps of three reading-related specialties--question insertion and text comprehension, word perception and cognition, and dialect in reading. Accompanying the text are a reference list, a list of the 182 journals included in the educational database, and a set of eight figures illustrating citation and cluster analysis of the literature discussed. (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Citation Maps; Co Citation Analysis
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 1982).