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Is the Engineering Education community becoming more interdisciplinary?

J Strobel, DF Radcliffe, JH Yu, S Nawaz, Y Luo, JH Choi

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings | Published : 2012

Abstract

This study uses bibliometric methods for disciplinary diversity, co-authorship, and research trends, to investigate the interdisciplinary changes in Engineering Education Research during 1980-2010. For this, the authors utilized the subject categories (SC) provided by the Thomson Scientific's Institute for Scientific Information ISI; specifically, the prominent authors working in EER were revealed based on their productivity (e.g. publication counts and collaboration patterns).The study revealed that there is a variety of disciplines participated in EER; as a result there is the trend towards multiple authorships and increasing attempts for the transition from individual curriculum innovatio..

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