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Domain Analysis for Knowledge Organization

Book Description

Domain analysis is the process of studying the actions, knowledge production, knowledge dissemination, and knowledge-base of a community of commonality, such as an academic discipline or a professional community. The products of domain analysis range from controlled vocabularies and other knowledge organization systems, to scientific evidence about the growth and sharing of knowledge and the evolution of communities of discourse and practice.In the field of knowledge organization- both the science and the practice­ domain analysis is the basic research method for identifying the concepts that will be critical building blocks for knowledge organization systems. This book will survey the theoretical rationale for domain analysis, present tutorials in the specific methods of domain analysis, especially with regard to tools for visualizing knowledge domains.

  • Focuses on the science and practice of organizing knowledge
  • Includes step-by-step instructions to enable the book to be used as a textbook or a manual for researchers

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of figures and tables
    1. List of figures
    2. List of tables
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. 1: Discourse domains and their role in knowledge production dissemination and organization
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 Domain analysis for knowledge organization
    3. 1.2 Catalysts for domain-analytical thought
    4. 1.3 Domain analysis formulated as a paradigm for knowledge organization
    5. 1.4 Domain analysis is metatheoretical
    6. 1.5 Domain analysis is a multimethod paradigm
  8. 2: Domain analysis as a methodological paradigm in knowledge organization
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 A methodological paradigm in KO
    3. 2.2 Domain-analytical literature from the KO domain
    4. 2.3 Visualizing domain analysis as a methodological paradigm
  9. 3: Empirical methods for visualizing domains
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Capturing a knowledge base
    3. 3.2 Taxonomy of domain-analytical approaches
    4. 3.3 An example: A pharmacy
    5. 3.4 Domain analysis is contextually driven
    6. 3.5 Operationalizing domains for analysis
  10. 4: Empirical techniques for visualizing domains
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 Introduction to empirical techniques
    3. 4.2 Evidentiary sources for citation analysis: Web of Science and Scopus
    4. 4.3 Evidentiary sources for citation analysis: Manual indexing
    5. 4.4 Citation analysis of a domain
  11. 5: Qualitative analysis: Cognitive work analysis
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 Qualitative methods for domain analysis
    3. 5.2 Cognitive work analysis
    4. 5.3 Two studies using CWA for knowledge organization
    5. 5.4 Qualitative analysis for greater perspective
  12. 6: Conclusions
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 Domain analysis has evolved in the KO community
    3. 6.2 What we have learned from KO domain analysis
    4. 6.3 Using existing evidence to generate domain analysis
  13. Index