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Systematic Analysis of the Factors Contributing to the Variation and Change of the Microbiome


Abstract Understanding changes and trends in biomedical knowledge is crucial for individuals, groups, and institutions as biomedicine improves people’s lives, supports national economies, and facilitates innovation. However, as knowledge changes what evidence illustrates knowledge changes? In the case of microbiome, a multi-dimensional concept from biomedicine, there are significant increases in publications, citations, funding, collaborations, and other explanatory variables or contextual factors. What is observed in the microbiome, or any historical evolution of a scientific field or scientific knowledge, is that these changes are related to changes in knowledge, but what is not understood is how to measure and track changes in knowledge. This in... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Aiello, Kenneth (Author) / Laubichler, Manfred D (Advisor) / Simeone, Michael (Committee member) / Buetow, Kenneth (Committee member) / Walker, Sara I (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biology / Sociology / History / bioinformatics / digital humanities / history / microbiome / social networks / text mining
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 272 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Biology 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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