The Science of Science

Author:   Dashun Wang (Northwestern University, Illinois) ,  Albert-Laszlo Barabasi (Northeastern University, Boston)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781108716956


Pages:   308
Publication Date:   25 March 2021
Format:   Paperback
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This is the first comprehensive overview of the 'science of science,' an emerging interdisciplinary field that relies on big data to unveil the reproducible patterns that govern individual scientific careers and the workings of science. It explores the roots of scientific impact, the role of productivity and creativity, when and what kind of collaborations are effective, the impact of failure and success in a scientific career, and what metrics can tell us about the fundamental workings of science. The book relies on data to draw actionable insights, which can be applied by individuals to further their career or decision makers to enhance the role of science in society. With anecdotes and detailed, easy-to-follow explanations of the research, this book is accessible to all scientists and graduate students, policymakers, and administrators with an interest in the wider scientific enterprise.

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Author:   Dashun Wang (Northwestern University, Illinois) ,  Albert-Laszlo Barabasi (Northeastern University, Boston)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 22.80cm
Weight:   0.520kg
ISBN:  

9781108716956


ISBN 10:   1108716954
Pages:   308
Publication Date:   25 March 2021
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Science of Career: 1. Productivity of a scientist; 2. The H Index; 3. The Matthew Effect; 4. Age and Scientific Achievement; 5. Random Impact Rule; 6. The Q Factor; 7. Hot Streaks; Part II. The Science of Collaboration: 8. The increasing dominance of teams in science; 9. The Invisible College; 10. Coauthorship Networks; 11. Team Assembly; 12. Small and large teams; 13. Scientific Credit; 14. Credit Allocation; Part III. The Science of Impact: 15. Big Science; 16. Citation Disparity; 17. High Impact Papers; 18. Scientific Impact; 19. The Time Dimension of Science; 20. Ultimate Impact; Part IV. Outlook: 21. Can Science be Accelerated?; 22. Artificial Intelligence; 23. Bias and Causality in Science; Part V. Last thought; All the Science of Science: Appendix A1 Modeling team assembly; Appendix A2 Modeling Citations; References; Index.

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'Wang and Barabasi book is a manifesto for the science of science domain. Graduate students (as well as their mentors) owe the authors a debt of gratitude for this impressive synthesis of what is a fast-evolving field of research.' Pierre Azoulay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 'Analyzing quantitative aspects of science with state-of-art tools, Wang and Barabasi have written an insightful and comprehensive book that will become a must-read for all scholars interested in science.' Yu Xie, Princeton University 'In their engaging book, Wang and Barabasi take a fresh look at the science of science. They convincingly argue that in the age of big data and AI applying the scientific method to science itself not only helps understand how science works but may even enhance it. We are compelled to consider the determinants of individual careers and what this means in the age of large-scale scientific collaborations. These and other questions around the meaning of scientific impact, in academia and beyond, make the book highly relevant to scientists, academic administrators and funders alike. By the time the final, forward-looking chapter ends we are hooked on all the correlations and predictions, and so it is only fitting that we are invited to join in, to help shape the field which is likely to be driven by a human-machine collaboration.' Magdalena Skipper, Nature


Author Information

Dashun Wang is an Associate Professor at Kellogg School of Management and the founding director of the Center for Science of Science and Innovation, Northwestern University, Illinois. He is a recipient of the AFOSR Young Investigator Award and was named Poets and Quants Best 40 Under 40 Business School Professors in 2019. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi is Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, Boston, where he directs the Center for Complex Network Research. He holds appointments in the Departments of Physics and the College of Computer and Information Science, as well as in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and at Brigham and Women Hospital in the Channing Division of Network Science.

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