Models of Science Dynamics

Encounters Between Complexity Theory and Information Sciences

ISBN: 978-3-642-23067-7 (Print) 978-3-642-23068-4 (Online)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxx

  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Chapter

      Pages 3-22

      An Introduction to Modeling Science: Basic Model Types, Key Definitions, and a General Framework for the Comparison of Process Models

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      Chapter

      Pages 23-66

      Mathematical Approaches to Modeling Science from an Algorithmic-Historiography Perspective

  3. Exemplary Model Types

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-67

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      Chapter

      Pages 69-125

      Knowledge Epidemics and Population Dynamics Models for Describing Idea Diffusion

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      Chapter

      Pages 127-157

      Agent-Based Models of Science

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      Chapter

      Pages 159-191

      Evolutionary Game Theory and Complex Networks of Scientific Information

  4. Exemplary Model Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 193-193

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      Chapter

      Pages 195-232

      Dynamic Scientific Co-Authorship Networks

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      Chapter

      Pages 233-257

      Citation Networks

  5. Outlook

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 259-259

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      Chapter

      Pages 261-266

      Science Policy and the Challenges for Modeling Science

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 267-269