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Assessing Research-Doctorate Programs: A Methodology Study (2003)

Chapter: Appendix E: Taxonomy of Fields and Their Subfields

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Taxonomy of Fields and Their Subfields." National Research Council. 2003. Assessing Research-Doctorate Programs: A Methodology Study. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10859.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Taxonomy of Fields and Their Subfields." National Research Council. 2003. Assessing Research-Doctorate Programs: A Methodology Study. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10859.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Taxonomy of Fields and Their Subfields." National Research Council. 2003. Assessing Research-Doctorate Programs: A Methodology Study. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10859.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Taxonomy of Fields and Their Subfields." National Research Council. 2003. Assessing Research-Doctorate Programs: A Methodology Study. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10859.
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Appendix Taxonomy of Fields and Their Subfields LIFE SCIENCES Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology Biochemistry Biophysics Structural Biology Cell Biology Developmental Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Behavior and Ethology Biogeochemistry Evolution Population Biology Physiological Ecology Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics Bioinformatics Genetics Genomics Immunology and Infectious Disease Immunity Immunology of Infectious Disease Immunopathology Immunoprophylaxis and Therapy Parasitology Microbiology Environmental Microbiology and Ecology Microbial Physiology Pathogenic Microbiology Virology Molecular Biology Neuroscience and Neurobiology Cognitive Neuroscience Computational Neuroscience Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Systems Neuroscience 129 Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Environmental Health Environmental Health Pharmacology Toxicology Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry Physiology Animal Sciences Aquaculture and Fisheries Domestic Animal Sciences Wildlife Science Entomology Food Science and Engineering Food Engineering and Processing Food Microbiology Food Chemistry Food Biotechnology Nutrition Animal Human, Community, and International Plant Sciences Agronomy and Crop Sciences Forestry and Forest Sciences Horticulture Plant Pathology Plant Breeding and Genetics Emerging Fields: Biotechnology Systems Biology PHYSICAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICS AND ENGINEERING Applied Mathematics Astrophysics and Astronomy Chemistry

130 Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Programming Languages Systems Theory Earth Sciences Environmental Sciences Geology Geochemistry Geophysics and Seismology Paleontology Soil Science Mathematics Algebra, Number Theory, and Algebraic Geometry Analysis Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics Geometry Logic Topology Oceanography, Atmospheric Sciences, and Meteorology Atmospheric Sciences Fresh Water Studies Meteorology Oceanography Physics Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Condensed Matter Physics Cosmology, Relativity, and Gravity Elementary Particles, Fields, and String Theory Engineering Physics Fluids Nuclear Plasma Quantum Statistics and Probability Biostatistics Probability Statistical Theory Aerospace Engineering Biological and Agricultural Engineering Agricultural Engineering, including Microbial Systems Bioinstrumentation and Measurement including Microscopy and Imaging Biomedical Engineering Biomechanics Biomolecular Engineering, including Cell and Tissue Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology Environmental Systems Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Remote Sensing Structural Engineering APPENDIX E Transportation Systems Engineering Water Resource Systems Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering Communications Engineering Electrical and Electronics Materials Science and Engineering Biology and Bio-Inspired Materials Environmental Materials Functional and Device Materials Structural Mechanical Engineering Operations Research, Systems Engineering, and Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering Operational Research Systems Engineering Emerging Field: Information Science Nanoscience and Nanotechnology SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES Agricultural and Resource Economics Anthropology Archaeological Biological and Physical Social and Cultural Communication Communication Studies Mass Communication Speech and Rhetorical Studies ~ ~ . economics Behavioral Economics Econometrics Economic Theory Growth and Development Industrial Organization International Economics Labor Economics Public Economics Geography and Regional Science Linguistics Applied (includes Second Language Acquisition) Comparative and Historical Linguistics, and Linguistic Diversity Computational Psycholinguistics Sociolinguistics Semantics, Syntax, and Phonology Political Science American Politics Comparative Politics International Relations Models and Methods

APPENDIX E Political Theory Public Policy Psychology Biological Psychology Clinical and Abnormal Psychology Cognitive Psychology Developmental Psychology Industrial and Organizational Psychology Social Psychology Sociology Criminology Historical Sociology Methods and Mathematical Sociology Social Stratification, including Race and Ethnicity Theory Emerging Field: Organizations, Occupations, and Work Science and Technology Studies ARTS AND HUMANITIES American Studies Classics Classical Literature and Philology Ancient History (Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity) Ancient Philosophy Classical Archaeology and Art History Indo-European Linguistics and Philology Comparative Literature English Language and Literature American Literature Cultural Studies English Literature to 1800 English Literature since 1800 (including Anglophone) Ethnic and Minority American Literature Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Theory French and Francophone Language and Literature French Linguistics French and Francophone Literature German Language and Literature German Linguistics German Literature Global Cultural Studies African Studies East Asian Studies 131 Latin American Studies Near Eastern Studies Slavic Studies History African Asian European Intellectual History (including History of Culture, Science, Technology and Medicine) Latin American Middle Eastern United States History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology American Art Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture Asian Art Modern Art Theory and Criticism Music (except performance) Ethnomusicology Composition Musicology Philosophy Epistemology Ethics and Political Philosophy History of Philosophy Metaphysics Philosophy of Science Epistemology Philosophy of Mind and Language Philosophy of Science Religion Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature Latin American Literature Portuguese Literature Spanish Linguistics Spanish Literature Theatre and Performance Studies History of Theatre and Drama Performance Studies Theory Emerging Fields: Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Film Studies Race, Ethnicity, and Post-Colonial Studies

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How should we assess and present information about the quality of research-doctorate programs? In recommending that the 1995 NRC rankings in Assessing the Quality of Research-Doctorate Programs: Continuity and Change be updated as soon as possible, this study presents an improved approach to doctoral program assessment which will be useful to administrators, faculty, and others with an interest in improving the education of Ph.D.s in the United States. It reviews the methodology of the 1995 NRC rankings and recommends changes, including the collection of new data about Ph.D. students, additional data about faculty, and new techniques to present data on the qualitative assessment of doctoral program reputation. It also recommends revision of the taxonomy of fields from that used in the 1995 rankings.


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