What is being published? A word cloud of titles from the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

Richard G McGee, Jonathan C. Craig

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Abstract

Dear Editor,

We were interested in determining the priorities of paediatric researchers, particularly in the Australian context. While most clinicians are adept at visualising quantitative data, textual data are less frequently explored in a visual manner. We used a word cloud to perform a visual analysis of this topic. Word clouds are pictures created from words, where the frequency with which a word appears in the submitted text is reflected in the prominence with which a word is displayed. The more frequent a word appears in the text, the larger it appears in the word cloud.1 The advantage of this form of visualisation is that it is easy to spot the most commonly occurring words and their relative frequency compared to others. On the other hand, it is difficult to make accurate estimates of those frequencies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2012

Keywords

  • research
  • topics
  • paediatrics

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