Data-driven scientific research based on public statisticsa bibliometric perspective

  1. Velasco-López, Jorge-Eusebio 1
  2. Carrasco, Ramón-Alberto 1
  3. Cobo, Manuel J. 2
  4. Fernández-Avilés, Gema 3
  1. 1 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

  2. 2 Universidad de Granada

    Universidad de Granada

    Granada, España


  3. 3 Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

    Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

    Ciudad Real, España


El profesional de la información

ISSN: 1386-6710 1699-2407

Year of publication: 2023

Issue Title: Network activisms

Volume: 32

Issue: 3

Type: Article

DOI: 10.3145/EPI.2023.MAY.14 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Official statistics provide information on different areas of citizens’ lives and are widely used in scientific research as a source of data due to their open data nature and quality assurance. In this context, a bibliometric analysis is carried out using all Scopus publications from 1960 to 2020 that use official statistics as data sources. Thus, 10,777 publications are analyzed using the SciMAT bibliometric analysis software, providing a complete conceptual analysis of the main research topics in the literature through the quantification of the main bibliometric performance indicators, identifying the most important authors, organizations, countries, sources, and intellectual structures corresponding to the main fields of research and bringing classification by subject area as an innovation to the methodology.

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