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ERIC Number: EJ968959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0163-9269
Utilizing Journal Dissertation Listings for Bibliometric Analysis: French History Dissertations 1976-1990
Herubel, Jean-Pierre V. M.
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, v25 n1 p123-134 2006
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the use and importance of examining dissertations listed in scholarly journals, while focusing on a critical period of French doctoral education in historical studies. French dissertations in history were bibliometrically examined from "Revue historique," a mainstream history journal published in France. Prior to 1984, there existed three separate doctoral degrees in France for the social sciences and the humanities. Data from 1976 to 1990 were profiled reflecting critical changes to the French doctoral process as it underwent a period of doctoral reform. The period 1983-1990 is examined critically for its significance with respect to transformation and changes in degree structure, subdisciplinary evolution and periodization. Journals listing dissertations can be examined for their disciplinary indicators. Understanding these changes in gray literature is critical for researchers using French doctoral dissertations in historical studies. (Contains 8 tables and 17 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France