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A Co-word Analysis of Think Tank Field in China

Yang Li and Gang Li
The Center for Studies of Information Resources, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Abstract—The aim of this study is to map the research structure and paradigm correlation of think tank field in China by using co-word analysis. Taking the 715 think tank research papers included in CNKI as the statistical sources, and then constructing the co-word matrix with the help of JAVA program. By the methods of cluster analysis and multidimensional scaling analysis, the paper got eight research hotspots and three research areas in think tank field in China. Finally, the paper summarized the research paradigm and concluded the deficiencies of the current research and expectation in China.

Index Terms—think tank, co-word analysis, China, new think tank, Chinese characteristics, research advances

Cite: Yang Li and Gang Li, "A Co-word Analysis of Think Tank Field in China," Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 264-270, November, 2016. doi: 10.12720/jait.7.4.264-270