Bibliometrics can show sociological tendencies in knowledge development, but the interpretation of these tendencies must be based on broader knowledge in the sociology and philosophy of science. From the point of view of domain analysis, bibliometrics is only a means to an end and it must be based on a more comprehensive methodology that addresses the contextual issues at the level of an entire domain Hjrøland and Albrechtsen, 1995.


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  • Chaomei Chen
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  1. 1.College of Information Science and TechnologyDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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