Author Cocitation Analysis: Quantitative Methods for Mapping the Intellectual Structure of an Academic Discipline, 1st Edition

  • Sean Eom
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  • ISBN-10: 1599047403
  • ISBN-13: 9781599047409
  • DDC: 010.727
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 347 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released August 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Provides a blueprint for researchers to follow in a wide variety of investigations. Introduces an alternative approach to conducting author cocitation analysis (ACA) without relying on commercial citation databases.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Foundations.
2: An Introduction to Bibliometrics and Informetrics.
3: Fundamental Issues in ACA Online Data Retrieval.
4: An Introduction to Online Data Retrieval and Issues.
5: The Impact of the ISI Convention of Relying on only the Name of the First Author on ACA Results: An Empirical Investigation.
6: Diagonal Values in ACA.
7: Alternative Approaches: Building Custom Databases.
8: The Fox-Base Approach.
9: Building Databases and the Cocitation Counts Generation System Using Microsoft Excel Program in Visual Basics.
10: Author Cocitation Analysis Procedures.
11: Overview of Author Cocitation Analysis Procedures.
12: Principal Component Analysis Using the Factor Procedure.
13: The Distance and Cluster Procedure.
14: Mutidimensional Scaling.
15: ACA Analysis with the 15.0.0 Version of SPSS for Windows.
16: Applications in the MIS Area.
17: The Intellectual Structure of Decision Support Systems Research (1969–1989).
18: The Changing Structure of Decision Support Systems Research: An Empirical Investigation through Author Cocitation Mapping (1990–1999).
About the Author.