The goal of this study is to stimulate a broader and deeper application of scientometric theory in information systems (IS) research, specifically to emphasize the benefits of scientometrics in the conceptual development of the IS field. The study reviews the underlying theories of scientometrics, specifically how they combine both quantitative and qualitative approaches towards research evaluation. Based on the analysis of selected scientometric studies in IS, this study finds significant room for future research in the virtually untouched landscape of scientometric theories.
Hassan, Nik R. and Loebbecke, Claudia, "ENGAGING SCIENTOMETRICS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS: COMBINING THE QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE" (2010). ICIS 2010 Proceedings. 234.