ERIC Number: ED082754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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Clustering of Journal Titles According to Citation Data: Report on Preparatory Work, Design, Data Collection, and Preliminary Analyses. Design of Information Systems in the Social Sciences, Working Paper No. 11.
Bath Univ. of Technology (England). Univ. Library.
DISISS (Design of Information Systems in the Social Sciences) is a research project financed by OSTI, which began in January 1971. The objective of the project is to carry out research necessary for the effective design of information systems in the social sciences. The aim of this part of the DISISS project is the application of statistical techniques to citation data in order to group journal titles in the social sciences. Various statistical techniques exist, some with a fairly long history, for grouping items according to observable attributes. Details of these techniques and the selection of one for use with DISISS data are discussed. This report coveres the use of cluster techniques in bibliography, techniques of clustering, an analysis of the pilot study data, progress with data collection and conversion, and work that is required for the future. (Other reports in the DISISS series are ED 060876, 072815, 072816 and LI 004 401 through 004 403.) (Author/SJ)
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Sponsor: Office for Scientific and Technical Information, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Bath Univ. of Technology (England). Univ. Library.