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The Basics

The Basics  

Cassidy R. Sugimoto and Vincent Larivière

in Measuring Research: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
01 February 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190640118.003.0001
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What is this book about? Research is a complex social activity. It is performed in a variety of environments by a wide array of actors, and includes many different activities. ... More
The Big Picture

The Big Picture  

Cassidy R. Sugimoto and Vincent Larivière

in Measuring Research: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
01 February 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190640118.003.0004
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Who controls research measurement? Scholarship is often lauded as a public good—that is, a product that is expensive to hold exclusively and whose value does not lessen with ... More
The Data

The Data  

Cassidy R. Sugimoto and Vincent Larivière

in Measuring Research: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
01 February 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190640118.003.0002
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What is a citation index? A citation index is a bibliographic database that contains, in addition to basic metadata on information resources—such as authors, publication year, ... More
From Not Alive to Almost Alive

From Not Alive to Almost Alive  

David W. Deamer

in Origin of Life: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190098995.003.0003
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If you are reading this book hoping to learn how life began, I’m sorry to say that no one knows the answer yet. We do know something about what the Earth was like four billion years ago ... More
How to Assemble a Habitable Planet

How to Assemble a Habitable Planet  

David W. Deamer

in Origin of Life: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190098995.003.0002
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Hydrogen is a colorless, odorless gas that, when given enough time, changes into people. How much time? 13.7 billion years! A good way to present the ... More
The Indicators

The Indicators  

Cassidy R. Sugimoto and Vincent Larivière

in Measuring Research: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
01 February 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190640118.003.0003
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How is authorship defined and measured? Authorship is at the heart of bibliometric indicators: It is authors, whose names and institutions appear on a document, who are measured. ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

David W. Deamer

in Origin of Life: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190098995.003.0001
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I’ll begin with a challenging question: Why should anyone want to know about the origin of life? The answers will vary from one person to the next, but the simplest answer is curiosity. ... More
What We Still Need to Discover

What We Still Need to Discover  

David W. Deamer

in Origin of Life: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190098995.003.0004
Format: 
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The title of this book is The Origins of Life: What Everyone Needs to Know. Well, everyone needs to know not just the answers we have found so far but also the questions that remain. This ... More

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