본 논문은 주제분야 전문지식이 적합성 판단에 미치는 영향을 온라인 실험을 통해 살펴보고 주제분야 전문지식이 적합성개념의 기반이 될 수 있는 지를 검증해 보려고 하였다. 문헌정보학 전문가 6명, 문헌정보학 석사과정 학생 9명, 비전문가 12명이 실험에 참여해 문헌정보학 분야에 대한 14개 논문초록과 문헌정보학 영역 이외 14개 논문초록의 적합성을 판정을 실시하였다. 적합성 판단의 일관성은 공동 확률 일치성(Joint-Probability Agreement, PA)과 IBM SPSS의 클래스간 상관관계 계수(Interclass Correlation Coefficient, ICC)를 통해 산출되었다. PA를 사용한 경우, 비전문가는 과제나 그룹 구분에 상관없이 높은 일관성이 보였다. ICC 계산에 따르면, 문헌정보학 전문가들과 비교하였을 때, 문헌정보학 석사과정학생들은 비전문가들보다 높은 수준의 일관성을 가지고 있다는 것으로 나타났다. 2개 그룹(석사 및 박사를 통합으로 하는 전문가그룹과 비전문가)으로 구분하였을 때는 문헌정보학분야 과제에서 예상대로 전문가들이 더 높은 수준의 일관성을 보이는 경향을 볼 수 있었다.
An online experiment was conducted to test the subject-knowledge view of relevance theory in order to find evidence of a conceptual basis for relevance. Six experts in Library and Information Science (LIS), nine Master’s students of LIS, and twelve non-experts judged the relevance of 14 abstracts within and outside of the LIS domain. Consistency among the judges was calculated by joint-probability agreement (PA) and interclass correlation coefficients (ICC). When using PA to analyze the judgements, non-experts had a higher consensus regardless of the task or division of groups. However, ICC calculations found Master’s candidates had a higher level of consensus than non-experts within LIS, although the experts did not; and the agreement rates on the non-LIS task for all groups were only poor to moderate. It was only when the groups were analyzed as two groups (experts including Master’s candidates and non-experts) that the expected trend of higher consistency among experts in the LIS task was seen.
Even though the overall scholarly community has recognized a dramatic growth and changes in the Information Science research in Korea over the last few decades, there are still only few studies that have identified the changes in terms of long-term and dynamic point of view. We have analyzed 1,007 IS-research articles from leading Korean journals in KCI (Korea Citation Index), published between 2000 and 2011. To discern the trendline of changes in research interests over time, we conducted a time-series analysis by developing grounded subject scheme from the article set and checking the growth rate of the number of published articles and title keywords. A comparative analysis was also conducted by constructing and comparing co-word maps over time to discover visible changes in research topics over this 12-year period of the IS-research in Korea. As a result, we identified some developments and transformations in major subject areas and knowledge structure of the IS-research in Korea over time. The major trend we discovered is that IS-studies over the 12-year period evolved from system-oriented research to library-application research. The changes are especially observed in knowledge management, Web-based system evaluation, and information retrieval areas. When compared to the results of other studies, the result of our study may serve as an evidence of the localization of Korean IS-studies in the first decade of the 21st century.