Towards the development of an indicator of conformity

Richard Klavans, Kevin W. Boyack, Aaron A. Sorensen, Chaomei Chen

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Abstract

An indicator of conformity - the tendency for a scientific paper to reinforce existing belief systems - is introduced. This indicator is based on a computational theory of innovation, where an author's belief systems are compared to socio-cognitive norms. Evidence of the validity of the indicator is provided using a sample of 4180 high impact papers in two experiments. The first experiment is based on a 10 year model of the scientific literature. The robustness of the first experiment is tested using an alternative method for calculating the indicator and two 16-year models of the scientific literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISSI 2013 - 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference
Pages1726-1737
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Event14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, ISSI 2013 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2013 Jul 152013 Jul 20

Publication series

NameProceedings of ISSI 2013 - 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference
Volume2

Other

Other14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, ISSI 2013
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period13/7/1513/7/20

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Experiments
Experiment
Innovation
Robustness
Norm
Conformity
Alternatives
Model
Beliefs
Evidence

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Statistics and Probability

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Klavans, R., Boyack, K. W., Sorensen, A. A., & Chen, C. (2013). Towards the development of an indicator of conformity. In Proceedings of ISSI 2013 - 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference (pp. 1726-1737). (Proceedings of ISSI 2013 - 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference; Vol. 2).
Klavans, Richard ; Boyack, Kevin W. ; Sorensen, Aaron A. ; Chen, Chaomei. / Towards the development of an indicator of conformity. Proceedings of ISSI 2013 - 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference. 2013. pp. 1726-1737 (Proceedings of ISSI 2013 - 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference).
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Klavans, R, Boyack, KW, Sorensen, AA & Chen, C 2013, Towards the development of an indicator of conformity. in Proceedings of ISSI 2013 - 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference. Proceedings of ISSI 2013 - 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, vol. 2, pp. 1726-1737, 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, ISSI 2013, Vienna, Austria, 13/7/15.

Towards the development of an indicator of conformity. / Klavans, Richard; Boyack, Kevin W.; Sorensen, Aaron A.; Chen, Chaomei.

Proceedings of ISSI 2013 - 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference. 2013. p. 1726-1737 (Proceedings of ISSI 2013 - 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference; Vol. 2).

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