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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
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|Title:||Webliometrics: a new horizon in information research|
|Author(s):||Dariush Alimohammadi, (Web Developer, Library, Museum and Documentation Centre, Islamic Consultative Assembly, Tehran, Iran)|
|Citation:||Dariush Alimohammadi, (2006) "Webliometrics: a new horizon in information research", Library Review, Vol. 55 Iss: 6, pp.344 - 348|
|Keywords:||Information science, Research, Worldwide Web|
|Article type:||Conceptual paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/00242530610674758 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – During the second half of the past century, the field of library and information science (LIS) has frequently used the research methods of the social sciences. In particular, q
Design/methodology/approach – An overview of the webliography is presented, while webliometrics as a type of research method in LIS is defined. Webliometrics' functions are enumerated and webliometric research methods are sketched out.
Findings – That webliometrics is worthy of further clarification and development, both in theory and practice.
Research limitations/implications – Webliometrics potentially offer a powerful and rigorous new research tool for LIS researchers.
Practical implications – The research outputs of webliometrics, although theoretically and statistically rigorous, are of immediate practical value.
Originality/value – This paper aims to increase the knowledge of an original thought as yet under-utilised approach to research methods.
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