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.

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分析共同作者網絡中合作模式的新方法:介觀分析與詮釋

Abstract

  • 背景/動機:
  • 假定:
  • 方法:質性(參與者訪談)與量化(網絡分析)。比較化學的三個研究領域。
    • 介觀分析:分析共同作者網絡的模組結構
      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.
  • 資料:
  • 發現:
    • 發現兩種共同作者連結樣式,詮釋為兩種不同合作行為。生涯轉換的轉移型連結或一次性合作,與強固的內團體合作。
      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.

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