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Notes on the Structure of Scientific Literature

Sneed, Joseph D. (1983) Notes on the Structure of Scientific Literature. [Preprint]

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A method of using co-citation data to identify scientific specialties and trace their development through time is outlined. These are related to the structuralist "theory net" construct. The method is purely "theoretical in that no algorithms for implementing the method are suggested. Even at this theoretical level, the discussion is incomplete in several ways. Important formal properties of some of the concepts employed remain to be clarified. The specific way these constructs relate to theory nets remains to be specified in detail.

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Item Type: Preprint
Sneed, Joseph
Keywords: theory specialization co-citation
Subjects: General Issues > Theory Change
Depositing User: Dr Joseph D. Sneed
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2012 18:55
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2012 18:55
Item ID: 9073

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