Subject: Research methods
Course: Bibliometrics
Course holder: Miroslav Tuđman, full professor
izvođač: dr. sc. Đilda Pečarić
ECTS credits: 6
Language: Croatian
Duration: one semester
Status: elective
Method of teaching: 1 lecture hour and 2 hour of seminar every week
Assessment: seminar report as result of the research on specific topic  
Prerequisites: none

Course description:
The course will explain the field of bibliometrics and bibliometric laws. It will enable students to learn and understand structure, production, organization and distribution of different types of knowledge. Topics will be as follows: definition and field of bibliometrics; the research field: size and growth of knowledge; authors’ productivity; research front; knowledge network and network of scientific disciplines; distribution of knowledge; knowledge obsolescence; bibliometric laws and division: Zipf’s, Lotka’s, Bradford’s and Heaps’ law; quantitative analysis of production; dissemination and knowledge usage; citation analysis – methods and techniques; law on size of text vocabulary; development of quantitative methods; relations between statistical bibliography, bibliometrics, informetrics, scientometrics and netometrics.

Course objective:
The main goal of the course is to teach students to use bibliometric methods on their own, to plan, organize and carry out the quantitative research in the field of knowledge and natural language processing.

Reading list:
1. Diodato, Virgil. Dictionary of Bibliometrics. Haworth Press, New York: 1994.
2. Sengupta, I. (1992). Bibliometrics, Informetrics, Scientometrics and Librametrics: an Overview. Libri, 42, 2. 75-98
3. Cole, J. R. (2000). A Short History of the Use of Citations as a Measure of the Impact of Scientific and Scholarly Work. In The Web of Knowledge: A Festschrift in Honor of Eugene Garfield. B. Cronin and H. B. Atkins. Medford, NJ, 2000., Information Today, Inc.
4. Hirsch, Jorge E. (2005). An index to quantify an individual's scientific research output.
 Norton, Melanie J. (2001). Introductory Concepts in Information Science. Information Today, Inc: New Jersey.
5. Tuđman, M. (2005). Zakon o veličini vokabulara teksta: Heapsov zakon
i određivanje vokabulara teksta na hrvatskom jeziku. Društvena istraživanja,  14, 1-2, str. 227-250.
6. Đilda Pečarić. Razvoj informacijskih znanosti u Hrvatskoj. Bibliometrijska analiza doktorskih disertacija iz informacijskih znanosti 1978.-2007. Filozofski fakuletet, Zagreb: Doktorska disertacija, 2010.
7. Pehar, Franjo. Komunikacijska uloga hrvatskih časopisa u polju informacijskih znanosti: Bibliometrijska analiza Vjesnika bibliotekara hrvatske i Informatologije. Filozofski fakuletet, Zagreb: Doktorska disertacija, 2010.

Additional reading list:
1. Chalmers, A. F. [1978]. Theories as Structures: 2. Kuhn's Paradigms. What Is This Thing Called Science? Milton Keynes, England: The Open University Press., Chapter 8.
2. Cooper, M. (1990). Perspectives on Qualitative Research with Quantitative Implications.: Studies in Information Management. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. 31, 2. 105-112.
3. Cozzens, S. E. (1989). "What do Citations Count? The Rhetoric First model." Scientometrics 15: 437-447.
4. Cozzens, S.E. (1989). "Literature Based Data in Research Evaluation: A Manager's Guide to Bibliometrics."
5. Davis, C.H. (1990). On Qualitative Research. Library and Information Science Research. 12, 327-328.
6. Enger, K.B., Quirk, G & Stewart, J. (1989). Statistical Methods Used by Authors of Library and Information Science Journal Articles. Library and Information Science Research. 11, 37-46.
7. Grover, Robert and Greer, Roger C. [1991], 'The Cross-Disciplinary Imperative of LIS Research', Library and Information Science Research, 101-113.
8. Katz, J. S. and D. Hicks (1997). Bibliometric Indicators for National Systems of Innovation. MacRoberts, M.H. & B.R. MacRoberts (1989). Problems of Citation Analysis: A Critical Review. Journal of the American Society for Information Science 40(5), 342-349.
9. Glänzel, W. Bibliometrics as a Research Field. A course on theory and application of bibliometric indicators. Course Handouts, 2003.
10. Jokić, M. Bibliometrijski aspekti vrednovanja znanstvenog rada. Zagreb: Sveučilišna knjižara, 2005.
11. Wainer, H. (1984). "How to Display Data Badly." American Statistician, 38, 2. 137-147.
12. White, H (1992). The Freedom to Write a Research Paper Without being Mugged. Library Journal. 117, 3. Feb 15. 138-139..
13. Zuckerman, H. (1987). "Citation analysis and the complex problem of intellectual influence." Scientometrics 12(329-338).