READING RESEARCH AND DIGITAL READING RESEARCH: an overview of the current scientific scenario

Publication TypeJournal Article
Año de publicación2017
AuthorsDantas, TR, Mangas-Vega, A, Gómez-Díaz, R, Cordón-García, JA
JournalInformação & Sociedade: Estudos
Start Page117-131
Fecha de publicación08/2017
Type of ArticleJournal Article

Historically, Reading Research has always been a broad and multidisciplinary research field, motivated by the complexity of the act of reading. Based on a review of the literature, the aim of this paper is to provide a current overview of Reading Research, starting from the study of new factors that have influenced the growth of this field. To this end, a bibliometric analysis was carried out, focusing on four main points: areas of knowledge; the most prolific authors; the contrast between Reading Research and Digital Reading Research; and the main topic areas being studied. The methodology used involves an extensive collection of data originating from different sources, data analyses, the calculation of efficiency rates and the solutions used to the address disparity in the amount and type of data found. This study confirms that the onset of the use of technological devices for reading stimulated the growth of Reading Research. Since 2009, when the use of the Kindle e-reader (Amazon) stabilized, preceding the launch of the iPad tablet (Apple) in 2010, digital reading played an important role in Reading Research, attracting new topics and research prospects

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