Measurement of scientific literature: a review of methods

Alexandre Espírito Santo, Richard D. Walker

Abstract


Measurement of scientific literature is here considered a substantial part of the study of interdisciplinarity. It is argued that the determination of interdisciplinarity can be made through the use of scientometrics and bibliometrics. Distinction between these two methods was made. Scientometrics is viewed as the quantitative form of "science of science" and bibliometrics is viewed as the quantitative form of information science. Citation analysis is presented and discussed as the tool most used by scientometricians to determine interdisciplinarity.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.1981v2n7p149

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433 / 1679-0359
E-mail:  semina.agrarias@uel.br
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