Visualizing Cross-disciplinarity: Assessing the US National Science Foundation Human & Social Dynamics Program

We report on a project to assess the interdisciplinary and research networking implications of a bold US National Science Foundation program that crosses disciplinary boundaries. Our focus herein lies in developing and applying an array of visualizations that offer multiple perspectives on the research outputs. A family of science overlay map variations help track research community engagement and knowledge diffusion, at the macro-level. Micro-level renderings of co-authoring and cross-citation provide a richer depiction of interdisciplinary engagement. We explore program and project level mapping to contrast cross-disciplinary interactions at different scales.

Author(s): Jon G. Garner, Alan L. Porter, and Rita Teutonico
Organization(s): Georgia Institute of Technology; Utah University
Source: STI Conference
Year: 2012

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