Does Transformative Research Have Early Signs?

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Title: Does Transformative Research Have Early Signs?
Author: Chen, Chaomei
Abstract: I will first introduce an explanatory and computational theory of scientific discovery. The theory provides an extensible framework, which currently consists of structural and temporal properties as the necessary conditions for potentially significant discoveries. I will illustrate the potential of the theory by demonstrating how the theory can be used to derive metrics for identifying the potential of transformative research. Finally, I will demonstrate how such metrics can be validated and discuss implications of these metrics on assessing and monitoring the forefront of research.
Description: Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy 2011
Type: Proceedings
Date: 2011-09-16
Contributor: Drexel University. College of Information Science and Technology
Relation: ACSIP11. Policy Environment
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Transformative research
Computational theory of transformative discovery
Novel connections between bodies of knowledge

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