- A co-authorship network analysis on mathematics education scholars
- Kim, Sungyeun ;
- The Mathematical Education, volume 52, issue 4, 2013, Pages 483~496
- DOI : 10.7468/mathedu.2013.52.4.483

Abstract

In this study, we investigated the structure of the mathematics education scholars' co-authorship relationship in papers registered at the National Research Foundation of Korea by social network analysis. The data were 354 scholars from 257 papers in 4 journals from 2009 to 2013 based on 'the 2009 revised Korean National Curriculum'. For the analysis, Pajek3 and UCINET6.3 were used. The results of this study were as follows: First, each of the mathematics education scholars is connected on average with about 5 paths of intermediate collaborators. Second, Analyses of the first component group found distinguishable scholar groups' characteristics depending on their affiliations, majors, and job statuses. Third, there were scholars having high values in network degree centrality measures despite not having high numbers in published papers. On the contrary, there sere scholars having high numbers in published papers despite not having high values in network analysis. Finally, I suggested the directions for the future research with the limitations of this study.