Bibliometric Analysis of Researches on Digital Citizenship in Web of Science Database

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Number of pages: 556-566
Year-Number: 2021-Volume 13, Issue 2

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The purpose of this study is to examine the scientific articles about digital citizenship in terms of bibliometric indicators. Case study method, one of the qualitative research methods, was applied in this present study. The scanning range of bibliometric data in the WoS database generated by Clarivate Analytics covers the period between 1975 and December, 2019. The bibliometric analysis technique was conducted in the study. The studies were searched by writing “digital citizenship” in the search engine of the WoS database. The analysis revealed that there were 144 studies related to the digital citizenship registered in the WoS database between 1975 and 2019. It is concluded in these records that education / training research is at the forefront. In the analysis, it was observed that the most common type of publication related to digital citizenship was the articles with the total number of 85 studies. Besides, it was determined that approximately 97% of the published articles were published in the last ten years. This rate indicates that the educational researches related to digital citizenship have increased in recent years.

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