HOT RHETORICS AND COOL REALITY: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE TESTING OF THE GENERAL SOCIOMETRIC-SCIENTOMETRIC HYPOTHESIS Cover Image

ВРУЋА РЕТОРИКА И ХЛАДНА РЕАЛНОСТ: ПРИЛОГ ПРОВЕРИ ОПШТЕ СОЦИОМЕТРИЈСКО-СЦИЈЕНТОМЕТРИЈСКЕ ХИПОТЕЗЕ
HOT RHETORICS AND COOL REALITY: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE TESTING OF THE GENERAL SOCIOMETRIC-SCIENTOMETRIC HYPOTHESIS

Author(s): Pero Šipka
Subject(s): Media studies, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Evaluation research, Rhetoric
Published by: Српско социолошко друштво
Keywords: scientometrics; sociometrics; research performance; journal evaluation; scientific criticism; publication standards; ethics of science;

Summary/Abstract: The background of the extremely hostile rhetoric of a small group of local ethnologist in their alleged criticism of using scientometrics in research evaluation in Serbia was studied using publicly available data. Assuming absurdity of the “criticism“ is self-evident, the study was focused around their latent motivation, rather than manifest content of the accusations. Taking as starting point the position of person who was recognized as the inspirer of “criticism”, the citation network of sociocognitively related authors was identified and mapped by using multidimensional scaling. Network partitioning based on successive introduction of various criteria resulted in four groups with centrally positioned Core, containing Hard Core in the middle.

  • Issue Year: 44/2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 283-308
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Serbian