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dc.contributor.advisorHawley, Jana Marie, 1955-eng
dc.contributor.authorMcIntire, Jonah Sainteng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe 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.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 24, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Textile and apparel management.eng
dc.description.abstractThis 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.eng
dc.identifier.merlin.b59446390eng
dc.identifier.oclc166294541eng
dc.identifier.otherMcIntireJ-122806-T6028eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4520eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshClothing and textiles research journaleng
dc.subject.lcshClothing and dress -- Databaseseng
dc.subject.lcshTextile researcheng
dc.subject.lcshBibliographical citationseng
dc.titleThe clothing and textile research base: an author cocitation studyeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineTextile and apparel management (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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