The metaBUS Taxonomy
Over 3,000 Topics
Consider it a “map” of a scientific space. Our taxonomic efforts began in the areas of applied psychology and management. The taxonomy now contains more than 3,000 nodes that cover these scientific spaces comprehensively. Given that applied psychology is a highly multidisciplinary domain, much of the taxonomy’s content is relevant to other fields, such as personality psychology, strategic management, and healthcare.
In the social sciences, there exist no standards for naming constructs. The construct “employee performance,” as an example, can go by literally hundreds of names (e.g., supervisory rating; number of policies sold; number of errors [reversed]; number of traffic violations [reversed]). The hierarchical structure of the metaBUS taxonomy handles the variety of terms by using a nested structure. Searches become a breeze! metaBUS users may use verbatim text strings and/or taxonomic branches/nodes to search our database — without the arduous task of specifying all possible search terms.
Not sure where we might have located a particular node? No problem! Our taxonomy is searchable to assist users in locating specific topics.
Filter, Analyze, Repeat
The metaBUS database structure allows users to easily filter search results by a variety of attributes, including:
Country of origin