Challenges of bibliometric mapping and scattering analysis and interpretations

The previous article speaks of challenges of selection of software and data analysis in a bibliometric study. Challenges of bibliometrics arise at every checkpoint of bibliometrics. Thus, the last section of the bibliometric analysis comprises of challenges with respect to mapping and scattering analysis. Moreover, the challenges also comprise of interpretation from data analyses of mapping and scattering. Read more »

Focus group interviews: qualitative or quantitative?

Focus Group Discussion (FGD) is a research method in the social sciences, with a particular emphasis and application in the developmental program evaluation sphere (Doody, Slevin, & Taggart, 2013). Thus, they comprise of predetermined semi-structured interviews whereby broad questions are asked on a theme or a topic generating transcripts of discussion and opinions. Read more »

Structural equation model (SEM)

Structural equation model is a statistical modeling technique. Structural equation model (SEM) tests estimate or establish relationships between variables. It is a multivariate statistical data analysis technique. SEM analyzes the structural relationships or to establish causal relationships between variables. Read more »

Analytical bibliometric study and its challenges

Bibliometric studies are not a recent trend of studies. Bibliometrics are in simple terms metrics of bibliography where the studies are focused on understanding the trend of researches on a particular field of study or diverse field of studies (Hicks, Wouters, Waltman, De Rijcke, & Rafols, 2015). Bibliometrics are statistical analyses of written publications, books, journals or thesis articles and are frequently used in the field of library and information science, including scientometrics (Arsenova, 2013; Leydesdorff, 2015). Read more »

Auto regressive distributed lag model (ARDL) and its advantages

Auto regressive Distributed Lag Models (ARDL) model plays a vital role when comes a need to analyze a  economic scenario. In an economy, change in any economic variables may bring change in another economic variables beyond the time. Read more »

Challenges of using different bibliometrics and data analysis software

In the preceding article, the challenges presented with respect to selection of the field of study and collection of data in bibliometrics. However as mentioned, bibliometrics is the statistical analysis of bibliographic data from journals, books, documents and other conference proceedings (Kurtz & Bollen, 2010). Read more »

Preparing a model to showcase industry expertise using the data point system

To showcase industry expertise I developed a model for any particular industry and based on the model the graph was to be prepared. The main motive of developing such model was to show our expertise in the industry and keep up to date with latest trends and changes. Read more »

Extracting information of TGF-β1 gene using National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

In order to understand the process of using National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) for extraction of gene information for bioinformatics studies, the author uses case example of Transforming Growth Factor beta 1 (TGFβ1) gene which encodes for the TGFB1 protein found in humans. Transforming growth factor beta 1 or TGF-β1 is a polypeptide and therefore belongs to the superfamily of cytokines (Ciftci et al., 2014). It has many cellular functions, such as cell growth, cell proliferation, cell differentiation and apoptosis (Jackowska et al., 2013).

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