Ciência da Informação
Print version ISSN 0100-1965
BUFREM, Leilah and PRATES, Yara. Recorded scientific knowledge and information measuring practices. Ci. Inf. [online]. 2005, vol.34, n.2, pp. 9-25. ISSN 0100-1965. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-19652005000200002.
This work identifies and discusses quantitative studies within the scope of researches on information. It explores the literature on scientific investigation on information science and approaches the terms used to define its measuring activities. It searches the references of scientific articles in this field from three different international specialized bibliographic sources from 1994 to 2001, with a view of measuring activities. In order to achieve it, the study used the METRI database, built in WinIsis to serve its purposes. It relates the attributed terminology to quantitative studies and their applicability to research on Information. It identifies the surfacing of new terms and their use, which have originated from the use of different sources and from the distinct characteristics of information.
Keywords : Quantitative studies; Information research; Bibliometrics; Infometrics.