Is The Science of Science As A Field of Study In Its Own Right Alive Or Dead?
cliffordmiller at CLIFFORDMILLER.COM
Sun Feb 16 14:01:28 EST 2014
Thank you. That confirms in quantitative terms my qualitative
impression [and is pretty interesting too!! Nice way to present it.].
Those are precisely the three areas I kept coming up against when doing
online searches for the term "the science of science". I got the
science of science policy [ie value and economics directing R&D effort],
sociology and scientometrics. The science of science communication was
quite common also however.
The philosophy of science tended not to come up much in that search
[most likely because the term "the science of science" is unlikely to be
used in that field].
Some of the time I obtained results for papers addressing in some manner
the science of science or containing a reference to a citation
containing the phrase. However, such papers were not really directed to
a science which investigates science as such although some touched on
And searches for papers on "metascience" [a term suggested as being
about the science of science] were not helpful.
More information about the SIGMETRICS