Reference: Theresa Velden and Carl Lagoze, The transformation of scientific communication systems in the digital age: towards a methodology for comparing scientific communication cultures. In: Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford e-Research 08:OeR08.Citable link to this page:
Abstract: We argue that a key question for the comparison of the field-specific shaping of scientific communication systems in the Digital Age is the identification and characterization of the unit of research: scientific collectives and their communication cultures. We address this conceptual and methodological challenge using a combination of ethnographic methods and network analysis. In this paper we present a basic methodological approach that we have developed in a pilot study of research groups in chemistry. Our first results underline the value of combining quantitative and qualitative methods.
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