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Measuring the growth of science - A review of indicators of scientific growth

Gilbert, GN (1978) Measuring the growth of science - A review of indicators of scientific growth Scientometrics: an international journal for all quantitative aspects of the science of science, communication in science and science policy, 1 (1). pp. 9-34.

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Abstract

A number of indicators of the growth of science are critically reviewed to asses their strengths and weaknesses. The focus is on the problems involved in measuring two aspects of scientific growth, growth in manpower and growth in knowledge. It is shown that the design of better indicators depends on careful consideration of the theoretical framework within which the indicators are intended to be used. Recent advances in the sociology of science suggest ways in which the validity of existing indicators may be assessed and improved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Sociology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Gilbert, GNn.gilbert@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : September 1978
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02016837
Copyright Disclaimer : © Akadémiai Kiadó 1978
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 14:48
Last Modified : 18 May 2017 12:59
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/814935

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