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dc.contributor.authorHjørland, Birger
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-04T00:00:01Z
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:23:15Z
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-11-04en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Classification of Psychology: A Case Study in the Classification of a Knowledge Field. 1998, 24(4):162-201 Knowledge Organization. International Journal devoted to Concept Theory, Classification, Indexing and Knowledge Representationen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105294
dc.description.abstractDifferent approaches to the classification of a knowledge field include empiristic, rationalistic, historicist, and pragmatic methods. The article demonstrates how these different methods have been applied to the classification of psychology. It shows how basic epistemological assumptions have formed the different approaches to psychology during the 20th century. The progress in the understanding of basic philosophical questions is decisive both for the development of a knowledge field and as the point of departure of classification. Applies the theoretical principles developed in a brief analysis of some concrete classification systems, including the one used by PsycINFO/Psychological Abstracts. Also briefly discusses the role of classification in modern information retrieval.
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dc.subjectClassificationen_US
dc.subject.otherclassificationen_US
dc.subject.otherpsychologyen_US
dc.titleThe Classification of Psychology: A Case Study in the Classification of a Knowledge Field.en_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalKnowledge Organization. International Journal devoted to Concept Theory, Classification, Indexing and Knowledge Representationen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-21T11:26:52Z
html.description.abstractDifferent approaches to the classification of a knowledge field include empiristic, rationalistic, historicist, and pragmatic methods. The article demonstrates how these different methods have been applied to the classification of psychology. It shows how basic epistemological assumptions have formed the different approaches to psychology during the 20th century. The progress in the understanding of basic philosophical questions is decisive both for the development of a knowledge field and as the point of departure of classification. Applies the theoretical principles developed in a brief analysis of some concrete classification systems, including the one used by PsycINFO/Psychological Abstracts. Also briefly discusses the role of classification in modern information retrieval.


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