Quality & Quantity

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 959–961 | Cite as

Versatile networks in combining qualitative and quantitative data

  • Weiai Wayne Xu
  • Han Woo ParkEmail author


Following a series of special volumes on the DISC conferences in the past, this themed issue focuses on versatile network forms particularly in combining qualitative and quantitative data. This special issue also celebrates the second publication born out of the DISC conferences under the Quality and Quantity.


Triple Helix Patent Semantic network Hyperlink network Social network DISC conference WATEF Big data 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Massachusetts, AmherstAmherstUSA
  2. 2.Department of Media and Communication, Interdisciplinary Program of Digital Convergence Business, Cyber Emotions Research InstituteYeungNam UniversityGyeongsanSouth Korea

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