Hotspots analysis of disaster education in China

Author(s): Wei Ying, Wan Jian

To find out the research hot spots of disaster education in China, the paper used disaster education as subject term that got 647 articles related from National Knowledge Infrastructure in China between the year 2003 to 2013, and used Bicomb and SPSS20.0 software to find out the hot spots based on the theory of co-word analysis and combined with theories of cluster analysis and multidimensional scale analysis. The paper got the conclusion that research on disaster education in China in the recent years focused on the fields of disaster nursing education, earthquake disasters and reconstruction after an earthquake, disaster management and comprehensive calamity alleviation, disaster awareness education and disaster education comparison research at home and abroad. Finally, the paper verified the knowledge map got from the research by the research hot spots in 2013.We found that Awareness of disaster, knowledge, and past disaster experience also function as educational information which contributes especially to the improvement of disaster emergency and various types of disaster education should be readily available at accessible places to the public by the analyses of the hot topics.

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