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ERIC Number: EJ970386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
The Vocational Guidance Research Database: A Scientometric Approach
Flores-Buils, Raquel; Gil-Beltran, Jose Manuel; Caballer-Miedes, Antonio; Martinez-Martinez, Miguel Angel
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v10 n1 p397-422 2012
The scientometric study of scientific output through publications in specialized journals cannot be undertaken exclusively with the databases available today. For this reason, the objective of this article is to introduce the "Base de Datos de Investigacion en Orientacion Vocacional" [Vocational Guidance Research Database], based on the use of scientometric indicators. The use of dynamic tables in the technical design of this database results in real-time updates. Moreover, the option of exporting data to other software programs enables researchers to expand their field of study. This is complemented by a topic-based vocational guidance classification, allowing us to identify the fields that are most researched, and a vocational guidance glossary containing 245 terms in three languages (Spanish, English and French). Furthermore, we can use this database for teaching purposes, as an introduction to scientometric research. The flexibility of this database also makes possible an expansion to other areas and fields of psychology. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Europe; Spain