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Studies from Syracuse University Reveal New Findings on Information Technology

February 25, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Current study results on Information Technology have been published. According to news originating from Syracuse, New York, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "As the information field (IField) becomes more recognized by different constituencies for education and research, the need to better understand its intellectual characteristics becomes more compelling. Although there are various conceptualizations of the IField, to date, in-depth studies based on empirical evidence are scarce."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Syracuse University, "This article reports a study that fills this gap. We focus on the first five ISchools in the ICaucus as a proxy to represent the IField. The intellectual characteristics are depicted by two independent sets of data on tenure track faculty as knowledge contributors: their intellectual heritages and the intellectual substance in their journal publications."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We use a critical analysis method to examine doctoral training areas and 3 years of journal publications."

For more information on this research see: The Intellectual Characteristics of the Information Field: Heritage and Substance. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2013;64(12):2468-2491. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from P. Zhang, Syracuse University, Sch Informat Studies, Syracuse, NY 13244, United States. Additional authors for this research include J.L.S. Yan and K.D. Hassman.

Keywords for this news article include: Syracuse, New York, United States, Information Technology, North and Central America

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