ERIC Number: EJ401129
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Problems of Citation Analysis: A Critical Review.
MacRoberts, Michael H.; MacRoberts, Barbara R.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science, v40 n5 p342-49 Sep 1989
Reviews the problems involved in citation analysis and discusses the possible magnitude of error involved when these problems are overlooked or ignored. Problems identified include formal influences not cited, biased citing, informal influences not cited, self citing, different types of citations, variations in citation rate, and technical limitations of citation indexes and bibliographies. (66 references) (CLB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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