ERIC Number: ED383019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
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A Bibliometric Analysis of Scholarly Articles Pertinent to Radio Studies.
Shields, Steven O.; And Others
To investigate what is meant by the term "radio studies," a study analyzed 156 randomly selected scholarly communication journal articles pertinent to the radio broadcasting industry. Articles were chosen through the use of Matlon and Ortiz's (1992) "Index to Journals in Communication Studies through 1990." A master bibliography was constructed consisting of 1,220 nonduplicated articles in the "Index." Findings revealed coverage primarily of programming and policy issues. Average article length was 9.3 pages, with 14.5 citations on average. Articles were most often empirically based or descriptive or opinion based. Methods employed most often were survey and legal policy analysis. Most studies were solely authored by male writers. Article production was highest by authors affiliated with institutions in the western and central states, specifically California, Michigan and Wisconsin. The domain of article content, methodology, and general thrust of findings significantly varied by journal. (Includes nine tables of data, and the 88-page master bibliography of radio research articles from 1934-1990 selected through the "Index" is appended.) (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Journal Articles
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Joint Meetings of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (Philadelphia, PA, April 12-15, 1995).