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Creating a Research Database on Holland's Theory and Practical Tools

Title: Creating a Research Database on Holland's Theory and Practical Tools: Technical Report No. 47.
Name(s): Ruff, Elizabeth A., author
Reardon, Robert C., author
Bertoch, Sara Cummings, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Technical Report
Date Issued: 2007-11-05
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This paper describes the creation of a comprehensive bibliography of 1,609 reference citations related to John Holland’s theory and applications. This list of references may be used by researchers, students, practitioners, and teachers to develop or enhance their understanding of Holland’s work over the past 55 years. Analysis of this bibliography may be used to consider the state of Holland’s work from 1953 to early 2007. We examined the rate of publication over time; topics being researched including the application, theory/validity, and alternate forms of his work; as well as how Holland’s work is being used with diverse and specific populations. Data indicate that Holland’s work has been consistently present in references published since 1953 and contrary to speculation by some, references related to his work are not declining. Further analysis indicates a continued interest in the use of Holland’s work with both diverse and specific populations including gender, race, ability, and occupation. We examined the type of references such as journals, book chapters, dissertations, and presentations as well as the quality of journal publications. Journals appear to have the largest number of references although a significant number of references were identified in the other sources. The rate of publication in six prestigious professional journals was examined in comparison to 191 other journals. Finally, we documented strategies and materials used in the creation of this bibliography in order to encourage the development of comprehensive bibliographies on other theorists and applications.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525974722_8164ed92 (IID), 10.17125/fsu.1525974722 (DOI)
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Ruff, E. A., Reardon, R. C., & Bertoch, S. C. (2007). Creating a Research Database on Holland's Theory and Practical Tools: Technical Report No. 47. Retrieved from