Research

  • General
    Patent

    Patent: An overview

    1.0 Introduction: A patent is defined as a grant by the sovereign or state to an inventor or to the assignee giving exclusive rights to make use, exercise an invention for a limited period in exchange for disclosing it in a patent specification. Patents reveal solutions to technical problems and they represent an inexhaustible source of information. More than 80% of all technical knowledge is…

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    Thesaurus : An overview

    1.0 Definition of Thesaurus: Derivationally the word thesaurus originated from the Greek language and symbolized the concept of treasury or storehouse of knowledge. The Webster’s dictionary has defined it as, ‘a useful literary collection or selection especially a book of synonyms and antonyms.’ (Webster, 1987). The Unesco has defined the thesaurus as, ‘a vocabulary of controlled indexing language formally organized so that the a priori…

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    Theasurus

    Thesaurus Construction and its Role in Indexing

    1.1 Introduction: A thesaurus is a representation of keywords associated with a subject domain(s). It is also known as a tool for vocabulary control that guides indexers as well as end users to know the use of terms and helps in improving the quality of search results. Generally, a thesaurus is designed for indexing and subsequent retrieval of documents in a specific subject domain. Examples…

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    bibliometrics

    Bibliometrics

    Bibliometrics The term bibliometrics is derived from “biblion” (Gr.): book and “metron” (Gr.): measure; and introduced by Pritchard in 1969. Pritchard’s article “Statistical Biography or Bibliometrics?” appeared in the December issue of the Journal of Documentation in 1969. He stated, “The term (Statistical bibliography) is clumsy, not very descriptive, and can be confused with statistics itself or bibliographies on statistics”. Bibliometrics is a set of…

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    Content Analysis

    Content Analysis in Research

    Introduction: Content analysis is a method for summarizing any form of content by counting various aspects of the content. This enables a more objective evaluation than comparing content based on the impressions of a user. (Content Analysis in Research) Content analysis is a research technique for making replicable and valid inferences from texts (or other meaningful matter) to the contexts of their use. Definitions: Berelson…

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    DOAJ

    DOAJ : Directory of Open Access Journals

    DOAJ is an acronym stands for ‘Directory of Open Access Journals’, It is a service that provides online access to quality controlled for Open Access Journals. It is a website that lists open access journals and is maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access. The project defines open access journals as scientific and scholarly journals that meet high-quality standards by exercising peer review or editorial…

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    Citation

    Citation Analysis

    1.1 Introduction: Bibliometrics is a set of measurement techniques which usually used with the application of mathematical and statistical methods to books and other media of communication. Bibliometrics is not a single term it includes informetrics, scientometrics, webometrics altmetrics, and citation analysis, etc. It conventionally used by the librarians and professionals related to the subject of library and information science for studying the process of…

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    Research Collaboration Attributes

    Research Collaboration

    1. Collaboration Although human mind has some incredible ability to generate and execute new knowledge. But this fact should be realized that an individual cannot address all the challenges. Thus, we have to collaborate with others. Collaboration is very common in the process of knowledge diffusion. Thus, an individual gains specialization over complex subjects. Therefore, the collaboration has become necessary for every field of scientific…

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    The Concept of Citation

    Concept of Citation: Citation is a list in alphabetical order in an end section, which is regularly called “end-text citations” “references,” “reference list”, or “works cited”. A reference is derived from Middle English referred, from Middle French referer, from Latin referred, “to carry back” formed from a prefix re- and ferre, “to bear”. Referee, References, and Referendum are some of the words derived from this…

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    Scientometric Research: An overview

    The Definition of Scientometrics: Nalimov and Mulchenko (1969) coined the Russian term is equivalent (`naukometriya’) of the term `scientometrics’. As the name implies, this term is mainly used for the study of all aspects of the literature of science and technology. The term had gained wide recognition by the foundation in 1978 of the journal `Scientometrics’ by Tibor Braun in Hungary. According to its subtitle,…

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