ERIC Number: ED089228
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Publication Date: 1973
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A Comparison of Title Words and Journal Citations from the Literature of Reading.
Mayes, Beatrice H.
The purpose of this study was to identify unique contributions of bibliographies in closely related subject areas that were assembled for different purposes, by analyzing random samples from the TRDPR Literature Search in Reading and the ERIC/CRIER bibliography, "Recent Research in Reading." Findings are that in bibliographies of less than one hundred journals, there is a conflict in the results of application of the Pareto-like distribution and the assertion that in a collection, the 10 percent of the journals which are most cited will supply 80 percent of the entries. The data suggests that the percentage of most-cited journals making up an 80 percent core of the citations increases to 29 percent when the total population is approximately fifty journals. A Pareto-like distribution was found in the bibliographic populations analyzed; approximately 50 percent of the citations were supplied by the number of high ranking journals equal to the square root of the total journal population. The two universes analyzed were found to be more peripheral and diverse in terms of their 80 percent cores than the total sample studied. (Author/RB)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Citations (References), Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Periodicals, Reading, Reading Research
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