ERIC Number: EJ635546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Non-Gaussian Nature of Bibliometric and Scientometric Distributions: A New Approach to Interpretation.
Ivancheva, Ludmila E.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, v52 n13 p1100-1105 Nov 2001
Discusses the concept of the hyperbolic or skew distribution as a universal statistical law in information science and socioeconomic studies. Topics include Zipf's law; Stankov's universal law; non-Gaussian distributions; and why most bibliometric and scientometric laws reveal characters of non-Gaussian distribution. (Author/LRW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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