Integrating Scientonomy with Scientometrics
本所嚴如玉（Karen Yan）教授近期與蔡孟利老師（國立宜蘭大學生物機電工程學系）以及黃從仁老師（國立台灣大學心理學系）一同於 Scientonomy: The Challenges of Constructing a Theory of Scientific Change 一書中發表了新文章。恭喜嚴老師！以下為本文摘要。關於收錄本文的書籍請見連結。
Scientonomy is the field that aims to develop a descriptive theory of the actual process of scientific change (Barseghyan, 2015). Scientometrics is the field that aims to employ statistical methods to investigate the quantitative features of scientific research, especially the impact of scientific articles and the significance of scientific citations (Leydesdorff & Milojević, 2013). In this paper, we aim to illustrate how to methodologically integrate scientonomy with scientometrics to investigate both qualitative and quantitative changes of a scientific community. We will use a case study to achieve our aim. The case study is about a scientific community studying a physiological phenomenon called heart-rate variability. Moreover, we will argue that this methodological integration outperforms cases in which researchers only employ the resources from one of the two fields.