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Towards the discovery of scientific revolutions in scientometric data

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  • Rogier Langhe

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Paradigms and revolutions are popular concepts in science studies and beyond, yet their meaning is notoriously vague and their existence is widely disputed. Drawing on recent developments in agent-based modeling and scientometric data, this paper offers a precise conceptualization of paradigms and their dynamics, as well as a number of hypotheses that could in principle be used to test for the existence of scientific revolutions in scientometric data.

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  • Rogier Langhe, 2017. "Towards the discovery of scientific revolutions in scientometric data," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 110(1), pages 505-519, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:scient:v:110:y:2017:i:1:d:10.1007_s11192-016-2108-x
    DOI: 10.1007/s11192-016-2108-x
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