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dc.contributor.authorBittermann, André-
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-26T11:00:21Z-
dc.date.available2019-07-26T11:00:21Z-
dc.date.issued2019-07-24-
dc.identifier.citationBittermann, A. (2019). Development of a user-friendly app for exploring and analyzing research topics in psychology. PsychArchives. https://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.2521en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/2145-
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.2521-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Keeping track of the developments in a scientific field can be challenging. Techniques for automated content analysis represent a promising approach for getting insight into large text corpora. Topic modeling, in particular, is gaining in popularity in scientometrics. A topic-guided and user-friendly interface for databases of scientific literature can open publication trends to a broader audience with various user scenarios. Aim: The goal of this project was to develop a user-friendly web-based application for exploring and analyzing research topics in Psychology. Method: A standardized vocabulary of keywords in PSYNDEX - the database of psychological literature from the German-speaking countries - was the input for topic modeling based on latent Dirichlet allocation. A total of 329,240 documents published between 1980 and 2017 were included. Results: The final model comprised 213 topics. The app features different views for exploring the topics: "popular topics," "hot topics," "cold topics," and an overview of "all topics." Each topic entry has a search button that forwards a search query to PSYNDEX for literature relevant to this topic. Conclusions: Initial user experiences confirm the app's ease of use. Future developments are discussed. A demo version of the app can be accessed for free via https://abitter.shinyapps.io/psychtopics/.en
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherPsychArchivesen_US
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.2410-
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.2559-
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dc.titleDevelopment of a user-friendly app for exploring and analyzing research topics in psychologyen_US
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