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  • P-ISSN1013-0799
  • E-ISSN2586-2073

계량정보학적 분석을 통한특정 대학원의 핵심 연구분야 파악: 미국 상위 10개 문헌정보학 대학원을 대상으로

Employing Informetric Analysis to Identify Dominant Research Areas in the Top Ranking U.S. LIS Schools

정보관리학회지, (P)1013-0799; (E)2586-2073
2008, v.25 no.2, pp.143-155
https://doi.org/10.3743/KOSIM.2008.25.2.143
Hae-Young Kim (Yonsei University)
정영미 (연세대학교)
Ji-Hye Lee (Yonsei University)

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Abstract

Authoritative as well as objective information on ranking or dominant research areas of academic departments/schools in a certain discipline is essential for the graduate school applicants. In this study, we performed an informetric analysis to identify dominant research areas in the top 10 U.S. LIS schools. We used two different datasets of research productivity and research interests of the LIS faculty. The correspondence analysis method was employed to graphically display the association between research areas and the LIS schools. We found that the research productivity data collected from SSCI database generated a very informative map presenting which research areas were dominant in which LIS schools. We also found that for the two most productive subject areas in LIS over the past 10-year period, the proportion of research articles in information retrieval decreased to a great extent in the recent 5-year period, whereas that of information seeking behavior showed an almost same degree of increase.

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