ERIC Number: EJ635482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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"Ambiguity" and Scientometric Measurement: A Dissenting View.
Burrell, Quentin L.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, v52 n12 p1075-80 Oct 2001
Argues that informetrics needs a rigorous mathematical basis and that informetric processes can be adequately describes within a standard probabilistic framework with stochastic modeling offering a more productive approach than other methods. Highlights include Lotka's Law; robustness and multiauthorship; and resilience and the random component. (Author/LRW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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