A new method for diversity measurement: Taking similarity between cells seriously

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A new method for diversity measurement: Taking similarity between cells seriously

Type: Article in monograph or in proceedings
Title: A new method for diversity measurement: Taking similarity between cells seriously
Author: Rousseau R.
Journal Title: STI 2018 Conference Proceedings
Start Page: 793
End Page: 798
Publisher: Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
Issue Date: 2018-09-11
Keywords: Scientometrics
Abstract: One way of measuring interdisciplinarity is using the diversity of fields used in references. It is usually stated that diversity has three components: variety, balance or evenness and disparity or its opposite: similarity. In this contribution we focus on the role of balance or evenness in the determination of diversity and reflect on the “monotonicity of balance” requirement.We conclude that one should take similarity (or disparity) between cells seriously and consider it to be at least as important as variety. Balance plays a minor role.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/65284
 

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