Miscellaneous notes about research.
Source [Arc95] - This is a brilliant paper that should be required reading by all grad students doing design research.
One problem with citation counts derives from the Matthew effect – the tendency for scientists – seeking to promote their own fame – to cite famous scientists more frequently than less famous scientists, with the result that famous scientists become even more famous and less-famous scientists become even less famous. The term was evidently coined by sociologist of science Robert Merton (1973) and is from the Bible: To him who hath it shall be given, and from him who hath not it shall be taken away, even that which he hath. R. Hake, in Professional & Organization Development Network in Higher Education (POD@LISTSERV.ND.EDU), 27 May 2005
Source [Cam05] - worth reviewing for trends in research publications.
Alan Barnard's idea that theory consists of Questions, Assumptions, Methods, and Evidence. Does this help in design research?