Engaging scientometrics in information systems: Combining the quantitative and qualitative

Nik R. Hassan, Claudia Loebbecke

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Abstract

The goal of this study is to stimulate a broader and deeper application of scientometric theory in information systems (IS) research, specifically to emphasize the benefits of scientometrics in the conceptual development of the IS field. The study reviews the underlying theories of scientometrics, specifically how they combine both quantitative and qualitative approaches towards research evaluation. Based on the analysis of selected scientometric studies in IS, this study finds significant room for future research in the virtually untouched landscape of scientometric theories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICIS 2010 Proceedings - Thirty First International Conference on Information Systems
StatePublished - 2010
Event31st International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2010 - Saint Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Dec 12 2010Dec 15 2010

Publication series

NameICIS 2010 Proceedings - Thirty First International Conference on Information Systems

Other

Other31st International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySaint Louis, MO
Period12/12/1012/15/10

Keywords

  • Bibliometrics
  • Interpretive methods
  • Is research
  • Quantitative methods
  • Scientometric theory

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