IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/spr/scient/v89y2011i3d10.1007_s11192-011-0489-4.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Network of the core: mapping and visualizing the core of scientific domains

Author

Listed:
  • Gohar Feroz Khan

    () (Yeungnam University)

  • Junghoon Moon

    () (Program in Regional Information, Seoul National University)

  • Han Woo Park

    () (Yeungnam University)

Abstract

In this article, we propose mapping and visualizing the core of scientific domains using social network analysis techniques derived from mathematical graph theory. In particular, the concept of Network of the Core is introduced which can be employed to visualize scientific domains by constructing a network among theoretical constructs, models, and concepts. A Network of the Core can be used to reveal hidden properties and structures of a research domain such as connectedness, centrality, density, structural equivalence, and cohesion, by modeling the casual relationship among theoretical constructs. Network of the Core concept can be used to explore the strengths and limitations of a research domain, and graphically and mathematically derive the number research hypotheses. The Network of the Core approach can be applied to any domain given that the investigator has a deep understanding of the area under consideration, a graphical or conceptual view (in the form of a network of association among the theoretical constructs and concepts) of the scientific domain can be obtained, and an underlying theory is available or can be constructed to support Network of the Core formation. Future research directions and several other issues related to the Network of the Core concept are also discussed.

Suggested Citation

  • Gohar Feroz Khan & Junghoon Moon & Han Woo Park, 2011. "Network of the core: mapping and visualizing the core of scientific domains," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 89(3), pages 759-779, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:scient:v:89:y:2011:i:3:d:10.1007_s11192-011-0489-4
    DOI: 10.1007/s11192-011-0489-4
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11192-011-0489-4
    File Function: Abstract
    Download Restriction: Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.
    ---><---

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Eli M. Blatt, 2009. "Differentiating, describing, and visualizing scientific space: A novel approach to the analysis of published scientific abstracts," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 80(2), pages 385-406, August.
    2. Haiyan Hou & Hildrun Kretschmer & Zeyuan Liu, 2008. "The structure of scientific collaboration networks in Scientometrics," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 75(2), pages 189-202, May.
    3. Si Hyung Joo & Yeonbae Kim, 2010. "Measuring relatedness between technological fields," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 83(2), pages 435-454, May.
    4. William H. DeLone & Ephraim R. McLean, 1992. "Information Systems Success: The Quest for the Dependent Variable," Information Systems Research, INFORMS, vol. 3(1), pages 60-95, March.
    5. Frizo Janssens & Wolfgang Glänzel & Bart Moor, 2008. "A hybrid mapping of information science," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 75(3), pages 607-631, June.
    6. Louise Wiles & Timothy Olds & Marie Williams, 2010. "Evidence base, quantitation and collaboration: three novel indices for bibliometric content analysis," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 85(1), pages 317-328, October.
    7. Han Woo Park & Loet Leydesdorff, 2009. "Knowledge linkage structures in communication studies using citation analysis among communication journals," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 81(1), pages 157-175, October.
    8. Jyun-Cheng Wang & Cheng-hsin Chiang & Shu-Wei Lin, 2010. "Network structure of innovation: can brokerage or closure predict patent quality?," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 84(3), pages 735-748, September.
    9. Han Woo Park & Loet Leydesdorff, 2008. "Korean journals in the Science Citation Index: What do they reveal about the intellectual structure of S&T in Korea?," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 75(3), pages 439-462, June.
    10. P. S. Nagpaul, 2002. "Visualizing cooperation networks of elite institutions in India," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 54(2), pages 213-228, June.
    11. Han Woo Park & Heung Deug Hong & Loet Leydesdorff, 2005. "A comparison of the knowledge-based innovation systems in the economies of South Korea and the Netherlands using Triple Helix indicators," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 65(1), pages 3-27, October.
    12. Haiyang Lu & Yuqiang Feng, 2009. "A measure of authors’ centrality in co-authorship networks based on the distribution of collaborative relationships," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 81(2), pages 499-511, November.
    13. Limei Zhao & Qingpu Zhang, 2011. "Mapping knowledge domains of Chinese digital library research output, 1994–2010," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 89(1), pages 51-87, October.
    14. Gohar Feroz Khan & Junghoon Moon & Han Woo Park & Bobby Swar & Jae Jeung Rho, 2011. "A socio-technical perspective on e-government issues in developing countries: a scientometrics approach," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 87(2), pages 267-286, May.
    15. Rongying Zhao & Ju Wang, 2011. "Visualizing the research on pervasive and ubiquitous computing," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 86(3), pages 593-612, March.
    16. Loet Leydesdorff, 2004. "Top-down decomposition of the Journal Citation Reportof the Social Science Citation Index: Graph- and factor-analytical approaches," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 60(2), pages 159-180, June.
    17. Hsin-Ning Su & Pei-Chun Lee, 2010. "Mapping knowledge structure by keyword co-occurrence: a first look at journal papers in Technology Foresight," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 85(1), pages 65-79, October.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Most related items

    These are the items that most often cite the same works as this one and are cited by the same works as this one.
    1. Gohar Feroz Khan, 2013. "Social media-based systems: an emerging area of information systems research and practice," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 95(1), pages 159-180, April.
    2. Muaz Niazi & Amir Hussain, 2011. "Agent-based computing from multi-agent systems to agent-based models: a visual survey," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 89(2), pages 479-499, November.
    3. Matthew A. Shapiro & Han Woo Park, 2012. "Regional development in South Korea: accounting for research area in centrality and networks," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 90(1), pages 271-287, January.
    4. Minjeong Kim & Han Woo Park, 2012. "Measuring Twitter-based political participation and deliberation in the South Korean context by using social network and Triple Helix indicators," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 90(1), pages 121-140, January.
    5. Lin Zhang & Frizo Janssens & Liming Liang & Wolfgang Glänzel, 2010. "Journal cross-citation analysis for validation and improvement of journal-based subject classification in bibliometric research," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 82(3), pages 687-706, March.
    6. Seong Eun Cho & Han Woo Park, 2012. "Government organizations’ innovative use of the Internet: The case of the Twitter activity of South Korea’s Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 90(1), pages 9-23, January.
    7. Choi, Hyeri & Park, Min Jae & Rho, Jae Jeung & Zo, Hangjung, 2016. "Rethinking the assessment of e-government implementation in developing countries from the perspective of the design–reality gap: Applications in the Indonesian e-procurement system," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 40(7), pages 644-660.
    8. Jingjing Zhang & Yan Yan & Jiancheng Guan, 2015. "Scientific relatedness in solar energy: a comparative study between the USA and China," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 102(2), pages 1595-1613, February.
    9. Han Woo Park & Loet Leydesdorff, 2009. "Knowledge linkage structures in communication studies using citation analysis among communication journals," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 81(1), pages 157-175, October.
    10. Jian Xu & Yi Bu & Ying Ding & Sinan Yang & Hongli Zhang & Chen Yu & Lin Sun, 2018. "Understanding the formation of interdisciplinary research from the perspective of keyword evolution: a case study on joint attention," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 117(2), pages 973-995, November.
    11. Lin Zhu & Xiantao Liu & Sha He & Jun Shi & Ming Pang, 2015. "Keywords co-occurrence mapping knowledge domain research base on the theory of Big Data in oil and gas industry," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 105(1), pages 249-260, October.
    12. Hasan, Rajibul & Lowe, Ben & Petrovici, Dan, 2020. "Consumer adoption of pro-poor service innovations in subsistence marketplaces," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 121(C), pages 461-475.
    13. Tsung Teng Chen, 2012. "The development and empirical study of a literature review aiding system," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 92(1), pages 105-116, July.
    14. Abdesamad Zouine & Pierre Fenies, 2014. "The Critical Success Factors Of The ERP System Project: A Meta-Analysis Methodology," Post-Print hal-01419785, HAL.
    15. Marian-Gabriel Hâncean & Matjaž Perc & Jürgen Lerner, 2021. "The coauthorship networks of the most productive European researchers," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 126(1), pages 201-224, January.
    16. Duk Hee Lee & Il Won Seo & Ho Chull Choe & Hee Dae Kim, 2012. "Collaboration network patterns and research performance: the case of Korean public research institutions," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 91(3), pages 925-942, June.
    17. Eustache Mêgnigbêto, 2018. "Correlation Between Transmission Power and Some Indicators Used to Measure the Knowledge-Based Economy: Case of Six OECD Countries," Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Springer;Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), vol. 9(4), pages 1168-1183, December.
    18. Yoonsun Oh & Jungsuk Oh, 2017. "A critical incident approach to consumer response in the smartphone market: product, service and contents," Information Systems and e-Business Management, Springer, vol. 15(3), pages 577-597, August.
    19. Blackburn, Nivea & Brown, Judy & Dillard, Jesse & Hooper, Val, 2014. "A dialogical framing of AIS–SEA design," International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Elsevier, vol. 15(2), pages 83-101.
    20. Yogesh K. Dwivedi & Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou & Willem-Paul Brinkman & Banita Lal, 2010. "Examining the influence of service quality and secondary influence on the behavioural intention to change internet service provider," Information Systems Frontiers, Springer, vol. 12(2), pages 207-217, April.

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:spr:scient:v:89:y:2011:i:3:d:10.1007_s11192-011-0489-4. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Sonal Shukla) or (Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing). General contact details of provider: http://www.springer.com .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.