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Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology

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Lecture at the Scientometrics Festival 2013, Wolverhampton University, UK

Lecture at the Scientometrics Festival 2013, Wolverhampton University, UK

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  • 1. Guillaume Cabanac guillaume.cabanac@univ-tlse3.fr November 4th, 2013 Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology http://bit.ly/wlvCabanac2013
  • 2. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac My Research Interests Digital Libraries Information Retrieval Collective annotations Social validation of discussion threads Geographic IR IR Evaluation Scientometrics … with the Sociology of Science … with the Psychology of Science 2
  • 3. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac What’s in my Toolkit? Merton Price Tukey Hartley 3
  • 4. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology DL IR Guillaume Cabanac Scientometrics … with the Sociology of Science … with the Psychology of Science SCIM Topic 1 Eponymy and Scientific Heroes Cabanac, G. (2014). Extracting and quantifying eponyms in full-text articles. Scientometrics. To appear. doi:10.1007/s11192-013-1091-8 4
  • 5. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Eponymy and Scientific Heroes “mnemonic and commemorative device” (p. 121) Merton, R. K. (1942). Science and technology in a democratic order. Journal of Legal and Political Sociology, 1(1), 115–126. “the practice of affixing the name of the scientist to all or part of what he has found, as with the Copernican system, Hooke’s law, Planck’s constant, or Halley’s comet” (p. 643) Merton, R. K. (1957). Priorities in scientific discovery: A chapter in the sociology of science. American Sociological Review, 22(6), 635–659. “Eponyms remind us that science and scholarship are the work of dedicated people.” (p. 393) 5
  • 6. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Eponymy and Scientific Heroes 6
  • 7. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Eponymy and Scientific Heroes 7
  • 8. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Eponymy and Scientific Heroes 8
  • 9. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Eponymy and Scientific Heroes  Related Concepts     The Reward System of Science (Merton, 1942, 1957) Obliteration by Incorporation (Merton, 1988; McCain, 2011, 2012) Non-indexed Eponymal Citedness (Száva-Kováts, 1994) Extraction and Quantification of Eponyms from Full-text    Show eponimised scientists in my field? Update existing dictionaries of eponyms? Spot new research trends? 9
  • 10. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology DL IR Guillaume Cabanac Scientometrics … with the Sociology of Science … with the Psychology of Science SCIM Topic 2 Issues of Work-Life Balance Cabanac, G., & Hartley, J. (2013). Issues of work-life balance among JASIST authors and editors [Brief Communication]. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64(10):2182-2186. doi:10.1002/asi.22888 10
  • 11. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Issues of Work-life Balance 11
  • 12. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Issues of Work-life Balance 12
  • 13. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Issues of Work-life Balance Sunday! 13
  • 14. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Issues of Work-life Balance Authors Editors 14
  • 15. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Issues of Work-life Balance […] 15
  • 16. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology DL IR Guillaume Cabanac Scientometrics … with the Sociology of Science … with the Psychology of Science SCIM Topic 3 Academic Writing Hartley, J., & Cabanac, G. (2014). Do men and women differ in their use of tables and graphs in academic publications? Scientometrics. To appear. doi:10.1007/s11192-013-1096-3 Cabanac, G., Hubert, G., & Hartley, J. (2014). Solo versus collaborative writing: Discrepancies in the use of tables and graphs in academic articles. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. To appear. doi:10.1002/asi.23014 16
  • 17. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Academic Writing – Gender Study Theory in Psychology (1960’s)   Men are more spatially and mathematically oriented than women Women are more verbally oriented than men http://www.kaheel7.com/eng/images/stories/2(5).jpg  17
  • 18. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Academic Writing – Gender Study  Our findings on 1,403 single-authored articles in science   Men use 26% more figures than Women (p < 0.001) Men use 11% more tables than Women (p = 0.102) … but is the difference practical? 18
  • 19. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Academic Writing – Study of Collaborations  The “Friday” Hypothesis   When writing in groups, it is harder to agree on text than on figures/graphs More Figures and Graphs in multi-author papers? 19
  • 20. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Academic Writing – Study of Collaborations  More tables in multi-author vs. single-author papers 20
  • 21. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Academic Writing – Study of Collaborations  More figures in multi-author vs. single-author papers 21
  • 22. Thanks! http://www.irit.fr/~Guillaume.Cabanac Twitter: @tafanor
  • 23. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology DL IR Guillaume Cabanac Scientometrics … with the Sociology of Science … with the Psychology of Science SCIM Topic 4 Research Landscape from the Perspective of Gatekeepers in Information Systems Cabanac, G. (2012). Shaping the landscape of research in information systems from the perspective of editorial boards: A scientometric study of 77 leading journals. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63(5):977-996. doi:10.1002/asi.22609 23
  • 24. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Landscape of Research in Information Systems  The gatekeepers of science 24
  • 25. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Landscape of Research in Information Systems  The 77 core peer-reviewed IS journals in the WoS 25
  • 26. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Landscape of Research in Information Systems  Exploratory data analysis 26
  • 27. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Landscape of Research in Information Systems  Exploratory data analysis 27
  • 28. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Landscape of Research in Information Systems  Topical map of the IS field 28
  • 29. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Landscape of Research in Information Systems  Most influential gatekeepers 29
  • 30. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Landscape of Research in Information Systems  Number of gatekeepers per country 30
  • 31. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Landscape of Research in Information Systems  Geographic and gender diversity 31
  • 32. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology DL IR Guillaume Cabanac Scientometrics … with the Sociology of Science … with the Psychology of Science SCIM Topic 5 Order Bias in Conference Bids Cabanac, G., & Preuss, T. (2013). Capitalizing on order effects in the bids of peer-reviewed conferences to secure reviews by expert referees. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64(2):405415. doi:10.1002/asi.22747 32
  • 33. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac Conferences Affected by a Submission-Date bias?  Peer-review 33
  • 34. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac The Submission-Date bias  Dataset from the ConfMaster conference management system 34
  • 35. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac The Submission-Date bias  Influence of submission date on bids 35
  • 36. Scientometrics with Information Retrieval and Psychology Guillaume Cabanac The Submission-Date bias  Influence of submission date on average marks 36

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