Avishag Gordon

Avishag Gordon
University of Haifa | haifa · Center for iInternet research

PhD

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January 2001 - November 2011
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Position
  • information professional
May 1991 - December 2001
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Position
  • Information professional
October 1990 - present
University of Haifa
Position
  • adjacent lecturer
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  • Please look up: lib-stu.haifa.ac.il/staff/agordon.htm

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Publications (50)
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Population biology as a research field is analyzed by bibliometric measures.
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intellectual property rights in international perspective as observed in the 1990s.
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This paper observes the different perceptions recorded in letters to the editors in two elite papers in two different countries, the views and opinions, attitudes and feelings of people are recorded systematically and compared.
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This is part B of this paper, due to tis length it was divided into two parts. The second part contains the bibliography, statistics and the appendices of this paper.
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This study tries to answer the question whether media portrayal of violent phenomena causes the contagion of such events. The study concludes that terrorists decision to operate is mainly their ability to perform, while press coverage is a minor considerations in their decision to take action.
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The article compares the big American television network on the way they reported the October 1973 ME war, in real time.
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First coined in 2006, the term ‘crowdsourcing’ began to appear as a concept in academic literature around 2009. Since then academic research on this topic has been showing a rising trend, most prominently in the field of computer science and its subfields. Analysis of the types of motivations for using crowdsourcing shows that extrinsic motivations...
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Abstract Several types of academic libraries are observed, and the amount of satisfaction of library users of their library system is analyzed. The three types are the centralized library system, with a central library in campus, decentralized library system with departmental libraries , and the in-between type of cluster libraries of related disci...
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The paper describes the passage of information and library studies from the printed to the digital age by observing the changing terminology used in this research area over time.
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This paper examines whether leadership as a research area is becoming an autonomous field. Our main argument is that leadership is emerging as one of the fastest growing academic fields in higher education, demonstrating considerable increases in the number of publications and citations in the field. This growth is not affected by the low percent o...
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Media portrayal of violent events causes contagion of such events ?
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The article examines the body of literature on Leonardo da Vinci using bibliometric methods. The questions of whether Leonardo can be called a “sleeping beauty” in science and what “awakened” him for public attention are addressed. We argue that the first paper that “awakened” a large body of citations for Leonardo’s work is in physics (optics), pu...
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In this study the evolution of Big Data (BD) and Data Science (DS) literatures and the relationship between the two are analyzed by bibliometric indicators that help establish the course taken by publications on these research areas before and after forming concepts. We observe a surge in BD publications along a gradual increase in DS publications....
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In its efforts to direct thought and with the help of technological developments that allow it to spread more easily and quicker than ever before, propaganda has become a dominant feature of modern societies. This article analyzes the development of propaganda research using bibliometric methods for the first time. The question asked is whether pro...
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The article evaluates the body of literature on Leonardo da Vinci using for the first time bibliometric and altmetric methods for data processing. The question of whether the literature on Leonardo da Vinci reflects his interdisciplinarity as scientist and artist is addressed. We argue that the medical and material sciences show a high number of ci...
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Although Islamophobia and Antisemitism are two phenomena different in their nature, both represent a form of Otherness that entails a complicated inclusion into multi-ethnic societies of modern Europe and the United States. The purpose of the present study is to show how the research literature has portrayed both phenomena in terms of bibliometric...
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The research of female leaders in politics indicates the important changes in global politics, which started in 1970s and continues slowly. As more women are occupying positions of power, the academic interest in women’s style of leadership grows. Our study, based on bibliometric analysis, reflects the publications development on this issue from 19...
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Recognition is what makes science move forward. Yet, late recognition has been an existing phenomenon in the scientific community for centuries. Does this phenomenon of “Sleeping Beauties”, as these works are sometimes called in academic literature, exist in Political Science? The bibliometric analysis we applied showed a positive answer. Our paper...
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The article evaluates 48 approaches to leadership for the first time for the period of 1965–2016 using bibliometric methods. Our analysis combines four parameters: the number of publications, citations, self-citations, and dispersion of literature (a new parameter). The question of what is the most influential approach to leadership is addressed. W...
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The article reviews and evaluates major categories of propaganda research as they have been classified by Jacques Ellul, using for the first time bibliometric methods. Jacques Ellul is a unique thinker who is expert in history, sociology, law, and political science who lived through the most pervasive propaganda periods of the 20th century. His cla...
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This review examines the current approaches to leadership by dividing them into two major categories: those that treat leadership as a hierarchical system and those that treat leadership as a complex, flexible framework. The innovation of the paper is in using a bibliometric analysis in order to observe whether our results bore a resemblance to wha...
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This study examines the effect of technology availability on traditional and evolving learning research output and trends by using bibliometric tools of analysis. Exponential growth in education and learning research output occurred as of the first half of the 1990s with the introduction of the World Wide Web. Rather than becoming an integral part...
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An abstract of a dissertation on the status of terrorism as an academic discipline.
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This study examines the effect of technology availability on traditional and evolving learning research output and trends by using bibliometric tools of analysis. Exponential growth in education and learning research output occurred as of the first half of the 1990s with the introduction of the World Wide Web. Rather than becoming an integral part...
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n everyday language, charisma has been used to refer to a broad spectrum of human relations, from romantic love to admiration for certain extraordinary abilities of public figures. Historically, the term has been used to describe “a gift of divine grace,” an attribute of magical magnetism and the power of a religious or secular leader as seen by th...
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This study examines the effect of technology availability on traditional and evolving learning research output and trends by using bibliometric tools of analysis. Exponential growth in education and learning research output occurred as of the first half of the 1990s with the introduction of the World Wide Web. Rather than becoming an integral part...
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Since the end of World War II, the English language has become the lingua franca of science publications worldwide. Science publications written in other languages do not gain the same exposure to the international scientific community as does the material in English. In this sense, non-English articles constitute an “invisible science” for the res...
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This study explains the application of three bibliometric tools for the exploration of the maturity of the information society as a field of research. The authors discovered a disparity between the realization of the information society in everyday life and the state of the research in the area which is at a fairly early stage of evolving into a ma...
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This study offers a meta-information analysis of the state of the art of terrorism research from structural disciplinary perspectives, and by comparisons with several other fields of study. It observes the interrelationship of disciplinary characteristics, specifically, scientific collaboration among terrorism researchers, the growth rate in the nu...
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The scholarly communication system with respect to terrorism research is an open one, since the flow of information is mostly from external, namely government, documents and media sources, towards the scientific community. In disciplines that are already established in academia, the scholarly communication system is a closed one: the information fl...
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The issue of research continuance in a scientific discipline was analyzed and applied to the field of terrorism. The growing amount of literature in this field is produced mostly by one-timers who “visit” the field, contribute one or two articles, and then move to another subject area. This research pattern does not contribute to the regularity and...
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Selective targeting (or targeted killing) of terrorist leaders is a legitimate mode of operation and part of a state's counterterrorism, anticipatory, self-defense activities that are designed to prevent the continuation of terrorism. Paradoxically, this counterterrorism measure is the best way of preserving the military ethical conventions of “pur...
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Summary The literature on Terrorism and National Security (NS), and Homeland Security (HS) presents two sides of a coin: one side demonstrates the problematic nature of terrorism and asks for solutions; the other side tries to find a response and solutions to the problem. It was expected that the NS literature would emanate from the same source mat...
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The 11 September 2001 event was a turning point in the assessment of terrorism as a phenomenon and added a new dimension to the evaluation of terrorism as an academic subject. New academic courses dealing with various aspects of terrorism evolved, mostly in American universities, and more disciplines took part analyzing different angles of this phe...
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Core/periphery scientific communication is important for information transfer in terrorism literature. The mutual awareness between disciplinary journals contributors in the mainstream and those in the margins of the field enhances their social interaction. The usual case is that the mainstream of a discipline is visible through such indexes as the...
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The often changing range of terrorism journals selected for indexing in various databases adds to the elasticity of this field's definition. The electronic databases as well as websites change their format and content quite often and this instability hampers the formation of a clear delineation of the disciplinary boundaries of terrorism. Neverthel...
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The notion that the terrorism subject‐area has failed to become a specialty because of too few researchers and trainees in the field arose first in 1983, and most recently in 1997 (by Reid), thus indicating an ongoing, unsolved obstacle in the developmental life of this sub‐field. This issue is discussed in the present study. Authors of M.A. and Ph...
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This research note focuses on the spread of terrorism publications from 1988 to 1995 compared to their frequency of appearance from 1996 to 1998. It also identifies the core journals of this research field.
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This article focuses on material about terrorism retrieved from Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) computerized databases. It deals with the function of this type of literature, which is remote from the mainstream. Computerized databases relating to scientific terrorism literature are observed, and the future of the interdisciplinary approach t...
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The potential for research in the field of terrorism expanded considerably with the increase in the size, availability, and types of computerized databases, from on‐line systems to the CD‐ROM. This study reviews these relatively new avenues of search in the field and observes its growing interdisciplinarity.
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The press coverage of terrorism serves as a minor consideration in terrorists' decision to operate. Terrorists decision to act depends on their organization, the circumstances of world politics and the aid they receive from supporting countries.
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The paper deals with letters to the editor as a mean of social control, and compares the letters published in two newspapers, the Washingtom Post of the USA and Ha'aretz of Israel. The analysis provides an insight into behavior, values and attitudes of letters writers in the two countries, and records the zeitgeist of the period.
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The study observes statistically the factors involved in the reports on the October 1973 war by the three main television networks in the US in real time.
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Ethnocentrism, elitism, and news distance are seen as more important in determining foreign news content in Israeli and American newspapers than physical distance between nations. (RB)

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The project goal is defined by the sole quesstion on my RG Profile: How will exponential knowledge automation modify the production function (2000-2050) ? Please visit this question for more information on the subject; it is an underestimated problem that will change human existence fundamentally in the next 20 years. Besides the effects on economic productivity, very few scientific attempts on predicitve analytics have been made. This seems to be rooted in the 'two-cultures-tradition'.