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Metaknowledge ontoligent 2017-11-24T15:39:31Z 2017-11-24T15:39:31Z DH8D33QS 4662 journalArticle Evans and Foster 2011-02-11 3
Type Journal Article
Author James A. Evans
Author Jacob G. Foster
Rights Copyright © 2011, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Volume 331
Issue 6018
Pages 721-725
Publication Science
ISSN 0036-8075, 1095-9203
Date 2011/02/11
Extra PMID: 21311014
DOI 10.1126/science.1201765
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Language en
Abstract The growth of electronic publication and informatics archives makes it possible to harvest vast quantities of knowledge about knowledge, or “metaknowledge.” We review the expanding scope of metaknowledge research, which uncovers regularities in scientific claims and infers the beliefs, preferences, research tools, and strategies behind those regularities. Metaknowledge research also investigates the effect of knowledge context on content. Teams and collaboration networks, institutional prestige, and new technologies all shape the substance and direction of research. We argue that as metaknowledge grows in breadth and quality, it will enable researchers to reshape science—to identify areas in need of reexamination, reweight former certainties, and point out new paths that cut across revealed assumptions, heuristics, and disciplinary boundaries.