A new approach to analyzing patterns of collaboration in co-authorship networks: mesoscopic analysis and interpretation / Velden, Haque & Lagoze(2010)
Citation - Velden, T., Haque, A., & Lagoze, C. (2010). A new approach to analyzing patterns of collaboration in co-authorship networks: mesoscopic analysis and interpretation. Scientometrics, 85(1), 219-242.
A mesoscopic level of analysis means that in addition to the basic analytic unit of the individual researcher as node in a co-author network, we base our analysis on the observed modular structure of co-author networks.
- 共同出版網絡叢集起來的作者群 作為某個研究專業的知識生產單位
We interpret the clustering of authors into groups as bibliometric footprints of the basic collective units of knowledge production in a research specialty.
We find two types of coauthor-linking patterns between author clusters that we interpret as representing two different forms of cooperative behavior, transfer-type connections due to career migrations or one-off services rendered, and stronger, dedicated inter-group collaboration.
- Hence the generic coauthor network of a research specialty can be understood as the overlay of two distinct types of cooperative networks between groups of authors publishing in a research specialty.
- We show how our analytic approach exposes field specific differences in the social organization of research.