Defining Chemical Science Research: Conclusions From a Critical Review of the Literature

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Chaman Sab M

A.R.G. College of Arts and Commerce

P. Dharani Kumar

Kuvempu University

B. S. Biradar

Kuvempu University

Date Written: December 20, 2018

Abstract

Objective: To summarize findings from a systematic exploration of existing literature and views regarding chemical science, to discuss themes and components of such work, and to propose a theoretically based definition of chemical science research.

Data Sources/Study Setting: The major data sources were used: Google search with researchers from various disciplines, and a systematic review of the scientometrics literature.

Study Design: Systematic review of literature, Data Collection/Extraction Methods. We reviewed 18 definitions of scientometrics literature in the fields of study, that definition was then field tested by 18 individuals with scientometrics research experience, and their research responses proposed in this paper.

Principal Findings: Three key definition characteristics were identified: Without constant pressure for theory building, the field would surely slide to its natural resting place in dust-bowl empiricism.

Conclusion: Existing literature from several fields did not provide a definition for scientometrics research of sufficient specificity to facilitate activities.

Keywords: Chemical Science, Review of Literature, Collaboration, Research, Definition

Suggested Citation

M, Chaman Sab and Kumar, P. Dharani and Biradar, B. S., Defining Chemical Science Research: Conclusions From a Critical Review of the Literature (December 20, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3304670 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3304670

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P. Dharani Kumar

Kuvempu University ( email )

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B. S. Biradar

Kuvempu University ( email )

Shimoga Dist.
Shankaraghatta, Karnataka 577 451
India

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