Social Network Analysis and Citation Network Analysis: Complementary Approaches to the Study of Scientific Communication
Eugene Garfield, ISI; Howard White, Drexel University; Lowell L. Hargens, University of Washington; Leah A.Lievrouw, University of California, Los Angeles; Concepcion S.Wilson, University of New South Wales, Australia; Linda S.Marion, Drexel University, Moderator
The study of networks is gaining prominence in many disciplines as well as in the popular press. Information scientists, however, have studied networks for decades. This session will explore the potential of using citation network analysis and social network analysis to provide structural assessments of scientific communication. Panelists will discuss their research and highlight the advantages and challenges of using these methods to derive a comprehensive portrait of the diffusion of scientific knowledge.