Epistemetrics: What We Measure

Epistemetrics: What We Measure

Eliezer Geisler (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-918-2.ch011
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Abstract

This chapter introduces the nation of “epistemetrics,” the metrics of knowledge. This is a conceptual space which consists of the measurement of the attributes of knowledge, including its origins, processes, flow, and the assessment of its value to users. Epistemetrics is a subfield of the study of knowledge and knowledge systems. It is coined here as the encompassing definition of the measurement of the phenomenon of knowledge.

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