Research on research

September 29, 2007 at 9:16 pm Leave a comment

figure2.jpgNice piece on resilience science blog looking at the most networked authors and co authors in the field.

It would be nice to layer in which articles were the most cited and overlay it with the productivity of the author networks. Both the direct ven diagram overlaps and the outliers and gaps might be interesting, as well. And then looking at the conclusions of the papers and seeing either new research dollars or new policy dollars going that way; mapping to actual economic influence might be another interesting view.

My favorite picture in Tufte’s Envisioning Information goes a step further, (page 39) showing research into electrical resistivity of copper, as pictured by the published research over time. It’s clear a lot of people were following the wrong path and finally ran into a wall and joined this smaller group that had diverged a long time before in figuring out this complex problem. I can’t find that picture online. I should scan it. I have three copies of that book; one at each house and one at the office.


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