The Classification of Psychology: A Case Study in the Classification of a Knowledge Field.

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105294
Title:
The Classification of Psychology: A Case Study in the Classification of a Knowledge Field.
Author:
Hjørland, Birger
Citation:
The 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 Representation
Journal:
Knowledge Organization. International Journal devoted to Concept Theory, Classification, Indexing and Knowledge Representation
Issue Date:
1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105294
Submitted date:
2008-11-04
Abstract:
Different 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.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Classification
Local subject classification:
classification; psychology

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dc.contributor.authorHjørland, Birgeren_US
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.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
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
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