Friday, November 18, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Room St-Hubert (CSC – 1st floor, green section). For info / registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hybrid presentation by Alexandre Renaud, Associate Professor of Strategy, EM Normandie (France)
USING BIBLIOMETRICS TO CONDUCT LITERATURE REVIEWS – Coping with scientific overload: How bibliometrics could help you to conduct a literature review in the age of big bibliographic data.
The multiplication of publications combined with the digitization of scientific journals constitutes a large scientific corpus immediately accessible and promotes knowledge sharing and the acceleration of scientific production. Therefore, how to cope with this profusion in what Jung (2015) calls the era of « big bibliographic data » and deal with the risk of information overload that affects the entire scientific and student community?
Bibliometrics, a cross-disciplinary science that “studies bibliographic material in a quantitative way” (La Paz et al., 2020), can help review and evaluate a large corpus of scientific literature: from simple support in research projects to more advanced sociology of science that seeks to understand the intellectual roots of the emergence of concepts, themes or scientific disciplines.
The seminar will begin with an introduction to the origins of bibliometrics, followed by a presentation of two relevant techniques for studying the content of bodies of literature: co-citation analysis and bibliographic coupling analysis. Then, we will introduce some application examples from published works and different technical solutions to conduct such work. Finally, we will take time to discuss the method, its potential in your research, and the usual issues faced during the publication process.