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Tip: Understanding Rank

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When you do a search, you can sort the results bibliographically alphabetical or by “rank”. What is Rank?

Rank refers to the search engine’s “best guess” as to the relevance of the result to the search you specified. The exact method of ranking used varies a bit depending on the search. In its most basic level, when you specify a single search term, rank looks at the density of the matches for the word in the document, and how close to the beginning of the document they appear as a measure of importance to the paper’s topic. The documents with the most matches and where the term is deemed to have the most importance, have the highest “relevance” and are ranked first (presented first).

When you specify more than one term to appear anywhere in the article, the method is similar, but the search engine looks at how many of those terms appear, and how close together they appear, how close to the beginning of the document, and can even take into account the relative rarity of the search terms and their density in the retrieved file, where infrequent terms count more heavily than common terms.

To see a simple example of this, search for the words (not the phrase, so no quotes):

unconscious communications

Look at the density of matches in each document on the first page of the hits. Then go to the last page of matched documents, and observe the density of matches within the documents.

A more complex search illustrates this nicely with a single page and only 15 matches:

counter*tr* w/25 “liv* out” w/25 enact*

There are a lot of word forms and variants of the words (due to the * wildcards) above that can match, but the proximity (w/25) clause limits the potential for matching. What’s interesting here though is how easily you can see the match density decrease as you view down the short list.

The end result of selecting order by rank is that the search engine’s best “guess” as to which articles are more relevant appear higher on the list than less relevant articles.

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List of Articles


Volume 20 (2000)

Issue 1 - On Touch in the Psychoanalytic Situation
Issue Editors: Ellen G. Ruderman, Ph.D., Estelle Shane, Ph.D. and Morton Shane, M.D.
Prologue  1
Ellen G. Ruderman, Ph.D., Psy.D., Estelle Shane, Ph.D. and Morton Shane, M.D.
Physical Touch in Psychoanalysis: A Closet Phenomenon?  2
Kati Breckenridge, Ph.D.
The Meanings of Touch in Psychoanalysis: A Time for Reassessment  21
James L. Fosshage, Ph.D.
To Touch or Not to Touch: That Is the Question  44
Alex Holder, Ph.D.
The Problem and Place of Physical Contact in Analytic Work: Some Reflections on Handholding in the Analytic Situation  65
James T. McLaughlin, M.D.
Negotiating Analytic Holding: Discussion of Patrick Casement's Learning from the Patient  82
Barbara Pizer, ED.D., ABPP
Intimate Communications: The Values and Boundaries of Touch in the Psychoanalytic Setting  108
Ellen G. Ruderman, Ph.D., Psy.D.
When Words Are Not Enough  124
Herbert J. Schlesinger, Ph.D. and Ann H. Appelbaum, M.D.
Psychoanalysis Unbound: A Contextual Consideration of Boundaries From a Developmental Systems Self Psychology Perspective  144
Morton Shane, M.D., Estelle Shane, Ph.D. and Mary Gales, M.D.
The Issue of Touch: A Retrospective Overview  160
Patrick J. Casement, M.A.
Epilogue  185
Ellen G. Ruderman, Ph.D., PSYD, Estelle Shane, Ph.D. and Morton Shane, M.D.
Issue 2 - Multimodal Treatment of Complex Dissociative Disorders
Issue Editor: Richard A. Chefetz, M.D.
Prologue: On Disbelief  186
Richard A. Chefetz, M.D.
To Be, and Not To Be: The Concept of Multiple Function and Dissociation  194
Paul M. Gedo, Ph.D.
Multiple Personality Disorder and One Analyst's Paradigm Shift  207
Richard M. Waugaman, M.D.
Clinical Protocol  227
Karen Bartholomew, M.S.W., LCSW-C
Some Thoughts About Dissociative Identity Disorder as a Disorder of Attachment  249
Karen W. Saakvitne, Ph.D.
The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Dissociative Identity Disorder in the Context of Trauma Therapy  259
Richard P. Kluft, M.D.
Uncertainty, Mammalian Fundamentals, Ambivalence, Effort  287
Roger A. Lewin, M.D.
Response to Commentaries  301
Karen Bartholomew, M.S.W., LCSW-C
Disorder in the Therapist's View of the Self: Working with the Person with Dissociative Identity Disorder  305
Richard A. Chefetz, M.D.
Long-term Group Psychotherapy for Women Who Are Survivors of Childhood Abuse  330
Judith Hruska Dinunno, M.S.W., LCSW-C
Response to DiNunno's “Long-Term Group Psychotherapy for Women Who Are Survivors of Childhood Abuse”  350
Rosemary Segalla, Ph.D., Bruce Wine, Ph.D. and Damon Silvers, Ph.D.
Epilogue: Using the DES-II  359
Richard A. Chefetz, M.D.
DES-II  361
Eve Bernstein Carlson, Ph.D. and Frank W. Putnam, M.D.
Some Considerations of “Hate” and a Reconsideration of the Death Instinct  462
James S. Grotstein, M.D.
Issue 3 - Hatred and Its Rewards
Issue Editor: Eloise Moore Agger, D.S.W.
Prologue  369
Eloise Moore Agger, DSW
Hatred and Its Rewards: A Motivational Systems View  374
Joseph D. Lichtenberg, M.D. and Barbara Shapard, LCSW
Hatred and Its Rewards: A Case Illustration  389
Joseph D. Lichtenberg, M.D.
Hatred and Its Rewards: A Discussion  409
Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.
Coconstructing Mother—Infant Distress: The Microsynchrony of Maternal Impingement and Infant Avoidance in the Face-to-Face Encounter  421
Beatrice Beebe, Ph.D.
Hate, Self-Interest, and “Good-Enough” Relating: An Evolutionary—Adaptive Perspective  441
Malcolm Owen Slavin, PHD
Gwendolen Harleth's Hatred: A Literary Portrait  481
Carl T. Rotenberg, M.D.
Epilogue  495
Eloise Moore Agger, DSW
Autism: A Brief History  637
Gary B. Mesibov, Ph.D., Lynn W. Adams, Ph.D. and Eric Schopler, Ph.D.
Autism and the Psychoanalyst  648
Theodore Shapiro, M.D.
Issue 4 - Where Have All The Psychoanalytic Patients Gone? Commentaries Inspired by Arnold Rothstein's Psychoanalytic Technique and the Creation of Analytic Patients
Issue Editor: Melvin Bornstein, M.D.
Prologue  499
Melvin Bornstein, M.D., Editor
Where Have All the Psychoanalytic Patients Gone? They're Still Here  503
Robert S. Wallerstein, M.D.
The Shortage of Psychoanalytic Patients: An Inquiry into Its Causes and Consequences  527
George H. Allison, M.D.
Notes on Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Methodology  541
Henry M. Bachrach, Ph.D.
Should Analytic Patients Be “Created”? Reflections on Arnold Rothstein's Psychoanalytic Technique and the Creation of Analytic Patients  556
Susan G. Lazar, M.D.
Developing a Psychoanalytic Practice  574
Stephen B. Bernstein, M.D.
Seeking an Analytic Identity  594
Alan Z. Skolnikoff, M.D.
A Response to the Contributors  611
Arnold Rothstein, M.D.
Epilogue  628
Melvin Bornstein, M.D.
Issue 5 - Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Psychoanalytic Ideas: Reassessing the Fit
Issue Editor: Susan F. Epstein, C.S.W.
Prologue  631
Susan F. Epstein, CSW
Understanding Autism: Implications for Psychoanalysis  660
Fred R. Volkmar, M.D.
Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Individual Differences, Affect, Interaction, and Outcomes  675
Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D.
Parent, Child, and Professional: Meeting the Needs of Young Autistic Children and Their Families in a Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Nursery Model  704
Doris A. Allen, EdD and Lois Mendelson, PHD
It's the Tortoise Race: Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with a High-Functioning Autistic Adolescent  732
Richard Bromfield, PHD
Epilogue  746
Susan F. Epstein, CSW
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