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The clothing and textile research base: an author cocitation study

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dc.contributor.advisor Hawley, Jana Marie, 1955- en
dc.contributor.author McIntire, Jonah Saint en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T17:47:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T17:47:17Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2006 Fall en
dc.identifier.other McIntireJ-122806-T6028 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4520
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 24, 2007) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Textile and apparel management. en_US
dc.description.abstract This is a study of the clothing and textile research base using author cocitation analysis. The study uses a custom database from a 15 year period, containing all citations in the field's leading journal: the Clothing and textile Research Journal. These citations are converted to cocitation counts, with the top cited authors being selected for further study. Using principal component analysis, the study identifies and measures the structure of the research base. The structure is mapped in four segmentations: as a complete 15 year block, and in three five-year segments. From the 15 year block, the core of the clothing and textile research base is made visible. From the three five-year blocks the study captures field dynamics and trends. Finally, an initial interpretation is offered as to the meaning of the results and analyses. This document has great potential for bibliometricians as a case study in author cocitation analysis. During the course of the analysis, the author proposes a novel cocitation counting algorithm that reduces the processing time and power needed for converting citations to cocitation matrices. The study also documents key bibliometric data such as citation distributions. For clothing and textile scholars, the study provides the largest and most quantitative analysis to date of their research base. It also provides immense base data from which other studies can be done. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2006 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Clothing and textiles research journal en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Clothing and dress -- Databases en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Textile research en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bibliographical citations en_US
dc.title The clothing and textile research base: an author cocitation study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Textile and apparel management en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b59446390 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 166294541 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2006 Theses


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