Supplementing citations to PhD theses with citations from Google

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Supplementing citations to PhD theses with citations from Google

Type: Article in monograph or in proceedings
Title: Supplementing citations to PhD theses with citations from Google
Author: Donner P.
Journal Title: STI 2018 Conference Proceedings
Start Page: 465
End Page: 471
Publisher: Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
Issue Date: 2018-09-11
Keywords: Scientometrics
Abstract: While PhD dissertations are a core part of establishing a career in academia the publication type PhD thesis is known from prior research to be very rarely cited. In this paper I study whether the citation data sparsity can be ameliorated by supplementing citation index data, in this case from Scopus, with a further citation data source covering different literatures, namely Google Books. A substantial amount of additional citations was obtained (60%). The differential increase across disciplines is discussed. However, dissertations still remain relatively rarely cited.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/65287
 

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