Assessing the Human and Social Dynamics Program—Exceptional Cross-disciplinarity
Porter, Alan L.
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This paper presents an analysis of the cross-disciplinary character of the research supported by a unique US National Science Foundation program on Human and Social Dynamics (HSD). Measurement and mapping of the research publications deriving from support by the NSF Human & Social Dynamics Program show them to be exceptionally multi-disciplinary. Diffusion scores and science overlay maps show these papers to be widely cited across all four meta-disciplines. A new composite research networking visualization method suggests instigation of a research community addressing change processes.