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ERIC Number: EJ621853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-3318-3324
Implications of Ambiguity for Scientometric Measurement.
Bookstein, A.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, v52 n1 p74-79 Jan 2001
The essence of Scientomatics is precise measurement. Yet the measurements made in Scientometric research are steeped in ambiguity. This article explores the nature of ambiguity in measurement, probes for mechanisms that allow regularities to be discovered in an environment in which ambiguity is pronounced, and describes Lotka's law (often used to describe the distribution of publications within a community of scientists). (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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