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Validating Indicators of Interdisciplinarity: Linking Bibliometric Measures to Studies of Engineering Research Labs
Scientometrics (2013)
  • david roessner
  • alan l porter
  • nancy j nersessian, Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus
  • stephen j carley, Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus
Abstract
This article examines the extent to which specific features of interdisciplinary research are accurately reflected in selected bibliometric measures of scholarly publications over time. To test the validity of these measures, we compare knowledge of research processes and impact based on ethnographic studies of a well-established researcher’s laboratory, together with personal interview data, against bibliometric indicators of cognitive integration, diffusion, and impact represented in the entire portfolio of papers produced by this researcher over time.
Keywords
  • Validation,
  • Interdisciplinarity,
  • Lab studies,
  • Bibliometrics
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
david roessner, alan l porter, nancy j nersessian and stephen j carley. "Validating Indicators of Interdisciplinarity: Linking Bibliometric Measures to Studies of Engineering Research Labs" Scientometrics Vol. 94 Iss. 2 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alan_porter/20/