SCIENTROMETRIC. By Preeti Patil. Introduction.
The twentieth century may be described as the century of the development of metric science. Among the different metrics Scientrometric is the most interesting subject area in the field of library and information science, which can be applied to any discipline irrespective of their period of evolution. It involves quantitative studies of scientific activities. It is also one such useful metrics/technique which helps to solve the problems, challenges posed by so called information explosion. Over the years, several new terms have appeared in library and information science. They were known as –
Now let us see in brief , what all these metrics define.
The quantitative as well as qualitative analysis of any Scientometrics study, such as citation mapping, visualization, bibliographic coupling, co- authorship network, co-words mapping etc. are carried out by using Scientometrics tools. This tools are very much useful for Scientrometricians for mapping their parameters in any accept of their study.
Scientometrics analysis use data on numbers and author of scientific publication and on articles and the citations therein to measure the output of countries, identify national and international networks, and to map the developments of new fields of science and technology. As well as to known the inner logic of science development.