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How Industrial-Organizational Psychology Can Benefit From Scientometrics (and Vice Versa)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 September 2018

Cornelius J. König*
Affiliation:
Fachrichtung Psychologie, Universität des Saarlandes
Nida ul Habib Bajwa
Affiliation:
Fachrichtung Psychologie, Universität des Saarlandes
Gabriel Schui
Affiliation:
Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation
Clemens B. Fell
Affiliation:
Katholische Erwachsenenbildung im Kreis Saarlouis e. V.
*
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Cornelius König, Fachrichtung Psychologie, Universität des Saarlandes, Campus A 1 3, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany. E-mail: ckoenig@mx.uni-saarland.de

Extract

Scientific fields benefit when their researchers engage in self-reflection. Accordingly, we welcome the evidence gathered by Gardner, Ryan, and Snoeyink (2018) on gender differences in our field, the field of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology. In this commentary, we argue that such self-reflection processes can be further enhanced by taking advantage of the wealth and breadth of scientometrics, the quantitative study of science.

Type
Commentaries
Copyright
Copyright © Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2018 

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